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Lot Angeles, California, July 2, 1910 

5 Cents $I.OO a Year 


year we take our first step toward a 
d sane celebration of Independence 

ig firecrackers and private exhibitions 
vorks, the firing of pistols and guns 
Bibs is eliminated. This is not \ 
IS those cities where all noise is pro- 
. but it will greatly reduce the risk, 
i the cutting out of the irrational Chi- 
ttures of the physical part of the eel- 
n. we hope soon to behold the coming 
■ w Fourth in the field of oratory. For 
\ ears the customary speech on that 
is been one of national boast fulness 
f-coinplacency. We have been told 
:iscam how much better we are 'than 
nations, bigger, richer, and more wise- 
rned. But a new note is sounding in 
Fourth of Juh- utterances — a note of 
it, discriminating patriotism, of the 
\ ho loves his nation and admires and 
s in it but who wishes to see it grow 
i . This does not call for criticism or 
fault-finding, but for a sincere and frank dis- 
of the great issues that the nation 
meet and solve before it can go further 
mission. The man who can make these 
matters clear to us is the one to whom we 
would listen — not the cheap oratorical boast- 
er who has so long roared his platitudes into 
i willing ears. 


Stand Pat organs all over the country 
made the most of a great triumph re- 
achieved by the machine Republican 
in of Wisconsin. According to the 
ial wires, there was a state Republican 
intion in insurgent Wisconsin which 
igly endorsed the president and his 
cy, upheld Ballinger, condemned insur- 
and boosted the new tariff law. Vice 
dent Sherman, the oleaginous "Sunny 
who makes a specialty of fighting off 
or sanitation in factories in New York, 
i ssed the meeting. Telegrams were ex- 
. ill between the gathering and Mr. 
full of smiles and "loyalty." It was 
ainly a great day. 

true with one slight amendment — too 

ng, perhaps, to warrant a correction 

the day after. It wasn't a state R.e- 

an convention at all, nor any other 

kind of a Republican convention. It was 

n informal, made-to-order stand-pat 

ring. A couple of anti-LaFollette 

ile appointed themselves a committee 

ailed a state conference. Wisconsin 

[ direct primary law, like ours only 

so, and state conventions are not called 

my such off-hand process as this. The 

Ues to this fake were not elected by 

oters, they were "chosen" by various 

sses, chiefly through being named by 

ical machine boss — as of yore in the 

before La Follette broke up corporation 

cs in Wisconsin. 

one will question the right of stand- 

rs to get together and brace themselves 

an exchange of sympathy. Good thing. 


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C. D. WILLARD Editorial Contributor 

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by giving them immediate notice. 

Entered as iccond-clasa matter April 5, 1907, at the poitomce at 
Lot Angeles, California, under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879. 

We reformers used to do that way in the 
past, when we were rank outsiders. But we 
did not try to flimflam the public by claiming 
to be "the Republican convention of Wis- 
consin" or anything else of that kind. 

These made-to-order triumphs are fine for 
the first thrill, but they do not last. In course 
of time everybody in the country will learn 
of the fraud that has been practiced in Wis- 
consin — everybody with the exception of Mr. 
Taft, and it is possible that even he may 
come to learn of it finally — so the stand-pat 
cause will gain nothing but lose rather in the 

The California made-to-order -triumph for 
the reactionaries took a sorrlewhat different 
form and contained no attempt at deception. 
The State Central Committee, which was 
made up after the state convention two years 
ago, when the machine was still in the sad- 
dle, and which is, of course, overwhelmingly 
Southern Pacific in its sympathies, met re- 
cently in San Francisco, endorsed the ad- 
ministration of Taft, commended the Aldrich 
Tariff and Governor Gillett's administration, 
and took a shot at insurgency. That was all 
very well and to be expected. The local re- 
actionary organ says that this action by the 
State Committee is a source of great em- 
barrassment to Hiram Johnson. Maybe so. 
Such conduct is enough to embarrass any 
sincere Republican. But what followed was 
worse. An innocent guy from Fresno named 
Chester Rowell, who happens to be president 
of the Lincoln-Roosevelt movement, and also 
a member of the State Republican Commit- 
tee, brought in a resolution — O, Chester, 
how could you ! — denouncing the Southern 
Pacific in politics and declaring that it was 
the purpose of the Republican part)- to clear 
itself of such influences in the future. This 
was one of those diabolical contrivances — 
'springes to catch woodcocks." Polonius 
calls 'em — that are rigged up to do you, 
coming or going. It is like the famous court 
question, "Have you left off beating your 
wife yet?" which cannot be answered yes 
or no without disaster. There was just one 

way .nit t.i discu m frankly 

and p kind of a resolution on the 

subject — but the machinists were too stupid 

anything nplicated, so finessey. 

They tabled th i in amid gnat up- 

roar, and let it go at that. Did this al.-n 

irrass Hiram Johnson, the anti-South- 
ern Pacific candidate for the Republican 
nomination? Well, nol so that it is visible 

to the naked eye. It is the reaelioiKii 
gans that are suppressing that portion of 

tlu- story and the progressive ones that are 
gi\ ing it publicity. 

Thus it appears that not even in Califor- 
nia, where things used to be so easy, is the 
made-to-order triumph for the machine an 
unqualified success. 

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Only one of the daily papers of this city 
has ventured to give the public much infor- 
mation on the finances of the aqueduct. 
There has been a general conspiracy of 
silence, all hands waiting until the election 
should be over and various other matters 
cleared up, before the difficulty should be 
laid in detail before the people. 

For ourselves we have not approved of 
this method of meeting the situation. We 
are running a democracy in Los Aug 
where people vote on measures to be ail 
ed, as well as men to be elected to office. 1 1 
is of the greatest importance, therefore, thai 
the people be kept informed on all public 
matters, so that when the time comes the) 
may vote intelligently. 

When we began on the aqueduct and went 
into the market with our bonds, the best 
could do was to sell outright one-fifth of 
total issue with the understanding that the 
purchaser was to have an option on the re- 
maining four-fifths. The public regarded 
this as a sale of the entire issue, but it was 
not. It was in fact a jug-handled conti n 
that, with respect to most of the issue, com 
pelled us to sell, but did not compel the 
other party to buy. 

Having long since disposed of the part 
that was actually sold, we are now all up 
in the air with respect of future sales. But 
there is even one more complication. As 
the work went faster than was expected, the 
purchases got several months in advanc 
schedule. Now had the contract specified 
that such advances were to come off the 
of schedule it would have been well, but the 
contract was left sufficiently vague on that 
point to enable the purchasers to con 
that they are not obligated to take any more 
until the schedule time comes around, which 
is next January — and even then it is a mere 
option which they may or may not exercise. 

Of course, this leaves the city tied up in 
the worst possible shape. To stop work on 
the aqueduct is simply ruinous. Yet the 
only available funds are a small balance in 
hand and the accrued sinking fund, to which 
were added the savings and profits of the 
present water system. With these scrapings 
the work can be made to drag along until 
the first of January, by which time the pur- 
chasers will notify us whether or not they 



will exercise the option. The working force 
is cut down to the minimum, and much of 
the value that lay in an active organization 
has departed. 

The first ray of light on a dark situation is 
thrown hy the offer of the New York Life 
Insurance Company to take half a million of 
the bonds at par. This results from a pre- 
sentation of the case made to the company 
by C. H. Langmuir, who is in charge of the 
local agency. Mr. Langmuir is a man of 
strong civic spirit, one who believes pro- 
foundly in the future of Los Angeles and a 
frank advocate of the doctrine of public own- 
ership of utilities. He was able to convince 
his company, which is already a consider- 
able investor in this region, that the credit 
of this city was sound, and that the enter- 
prise was especially deserving of support. 

What has been done in the case of that 
company can be done with other institu- 
tions — banks, trust companies and insurance 
concerns. There is, in short, an open mar- 
ket where the bonds can be sold, even 
though the house that holds the contract de- 
cides to go no further. Thus our condition 
is sound fundamentally, although there is 
trouble on the surface. 

The big financial interests of the country, 
which are loaded up with the undigested se- 
curities of waterlogged utility companies, 
are worried at the growth of the municipal 
ownership spirit, and at the disposition of 
cities to regulate the charges of utility com- 
panies. None of this difficult}- in the sale of 
our securities developed until we voted 
bonds for electric power and harbor work. 
True the bond market is not exceptionally 
good, but there is demand enough to 'enable 
the purchasers to go on with their contract 
if the}' were so minded. Every year New 
York City sells as much as our entire aque- 
duct issue. Our own output is only a drop 
in the bucket of the national product. We 
believe that if our predicament could be 
made generally known all over the country, 
and if our own people would do as they did 
in the case of the school bonds, absorb a 
c msiderable lump themselves, it would be 
pos ible to cut loose from this jug-handled 
contract and go it alone. At present the pur- 
ch isers seem to be playing a dog-in-the-man.- 
lolicy, and the sooner we learn just how 
and the better. 

* * * 

1 1 is not a very large list — the men who 
really have something to say or who under- 
flow to say it — but well up toward 
op comes the name of Ray Stannard 
r, one of the editors and owners of the 
American Magazine." 

This periodical is one of a half dozen or 
at represent the new idea in the maga- 
zine business. We can best get a concep- 
ii in of the new idea by considering the old 
i nventional scheme for running publica- 
of this sort. It was, first : to publish 
ug in which more than one-tenth of 
i >er cent of the population would be in- 
Led; second: to engage as writers only 
those who could use the largest possible 
number of good dictionary words to express 
en idea. 

igazines like the "American," "Mc- 
Clure's," "Hampton's," "Everybody's" re- 
: this plan. They strive to present mat- 
in which a large part of the reading 
public will be interested, and their writers 
are not expected to produce literature but 
to talk to the point. 

A vital question to the ten or twelve 
million voters of this country — not to men- 

tion the women who would vote if they had 
a chance — is the one which Ray Stannard 
Baker discusses in the July "American" un- 
der the title "The Measure of Taft," the 
question of what kind of a man we have for 
President, with nearly three years yet to 
run. This is, to our way of thinking, the 
clearest, truest, most delicate and at the 
same time most judicial estimate of Taft, his 
work to date, his character as shown in his 
work, and what we are to exjject of him in 
the future, that has yet appeared in print. 

No matter how well we may like Mr. 
Taft personally, no matter how much we 
may admire his good qualities, we cannot 
escape from the calm logic of- Mr. Baker's 
analysis. There is no touch of rancor, no 
unneeded severity in what he says. The 
tone is rather one of sadness. He regards 
Taft as a living monumental blunder — a 
man of great value, unhappily placed in the 
wrong position at ' a critical and difficult 

The key to Mr. Taft's character is to be 
found, according to Mr. Baker, in something 
which he coins a word to describe — person- 
alism. His popularity goes back to that as 
well as the large amount of trust that people 
have reposed in him. His appearance, his 
manner, his utterances have always been 
such as to cause people to take things for 
granted about him. In reality, back of it all, 
he has no real, deep convictions — only 
views. He is fitted to understand individ- 
uals, but not people in the mass. Himself 
the victim of over-personalism, he judges 
others by this standard. Thus he makes 
personal issues out of a conflict of princi- 
ples. He thinks that the reason magazines 
oppose him is because of his suggestion for 
a higher second-class postage — which is pit- 
iful. He answers Glavis and Pinchot by 
dismissing them. Through his campaign for 
president he made clear his opposition to 
Cannon and Aldrich and the system they 
represent; but when he became president 
and came in actual personal contact with 
them, he was easily brought over. His rule 
of life begins with his own personality and 
extends by the personal wire to the person- 
ality of others. It never gets beyond that 
and never can. Thus he is like some one 
called to master great engineering problems 
with no mathematics beyond the rule of 

Three short paragraphs to reproduce a 
suggestion of Baker's style and his account 
of what is happening : 

"Mr. Taft found himself, as Mr. Roose- 
velt's successor, in the midst of a vast 
chaotic, but profoundly fundamental, out- 
burst of enthusiasm. It was more like a 
great religious revival than anything seen 
in this country in many years 

"What Mr. Taft did not see was that this 
thing he had entered upon was war — war 
as truly as though cannons boomed and 
blood flowed — and that war parts boon 
friends and separates families, and that in a 
war the chief thing is to fight. 

"He did not see the vast forces marshall- 
ing themselves, but played like the child in 
the story, between the 'serried ranks of 
their shotted guns' and pulled daisies for 
friends in both parties." 
t ♦ * 

are more coming. Of the varying accounts 
that are given of the incident, there are none 
that affirm that Churchill was offensive in 
his manner toward the King, and all agree 
that the words uttered were, "I do not agree 
with your majesty there." What was the 
subject under discussion in the cabinet meet- 
ing- does not matter. It was an official 
meeting of the King- and his counselors. 
Churchill has been active in public life since 
the Boer war and is the son of an eminent 
British statesman and a clever and charming- 
American woman. He has served for a num- 
ber of years in Parliament, and since the 
Liberals came into power has had a seat in 
the cabinet. He is next but one in rank to 
the Premier. While his views are advanced, 
and by many held to be radical, and while 
his frank utterances on the rostrum have in- 
furiated the aristocracy, he is so thoroughly 
a man of the world that he would not fail to 
use proper deference toward the sovereign 
of his country, even when expressing dis- 
agreement with his view. 

But it seems that the new King would not 
tolerate Churchill's observation, and rising 
up in wrath ordered him to leave the royal 
presence and the cabinet meeting. The story 
is undisputed and the testimony is ample for 
entire credence. 

It may be that the King was bent on 
picking a quarrel with Churchill and forcing 
him out of the cabinet. In the late campaign 
Churchill used language that caused him to 
be expelled from a. number of aristocratic 
London clubs and King Edward refused to 
receive or recognize in any way Lady 
Churchill, the mother. If that is the explana- 
tion of the incident it is merely a political 
mistake which the young King will sooner 
or later come to regret. 

But from the looks of the man and what 
we hear of him we are disposed to account 
-for it in a different way and one that carries 
a deeper significance. He is said to be very 
much under the influence of his wife, and she 
is a woman of strong will and active mind, 
who has on more than one occasion openly 
declared her belief in the divine right of 
kings. . If George is imbued with that fatal 
idea, it is not strange that he should regard 
with an almost religious horror such a treas- 
onable utterance as "I disagree with your 
majesty there." If that is the kind of a mon- 
arch the English people have, then they are 
certainly in for it. The nation has traveled 
a long way since Charles I and James II 
without being entirely aware of the change 
that is wrought. Eccentricities like ordering 
cabinet ministers out of meetings were par- 
doned in George I or George II, but they 
will not pass so readily with Georg'e V. The 
new monarch's face shows the same stupid 
obstinacy that appears in the features of the 
world's most hideous mistake — the Czar of 
Russia. In the latter country that expres- 
sion means the bitter anguish of a great 
people ; but in England it might mean the 
end of an ancient monarchy. 
* * + 

The resemblance between the new English 
monarch and his cousin the Czar evidently 
extends to other things than facial features. 
The English people received their first shock 
of surprise when Winston Churchill was or- 
dered out of the King's presence; but there 

A recent statement from the City Auditor 
makes clear the relation of this administra- 
tion and the last in the matter of the ex- 
pense and reserve funds — an issue that has 
been purposely clouded by the anti-adminis- 
tration papers. By "reserve" fund is meant 
the dry months' fund, money carried over 
from one fiscal year to the next to meet the 
necessary expenses of July and August be- 
fore the tax money comes in. The expense 
fund is a fund set aside in the budget to meet 
contingencies. The theory of the budget is 


charged against tin 
when tl 

which is merer) ish receipts 

disbursements, admits of this kind of hide- 
ek financing. 
Tin incil put 5 

tingent, fund to lake care of 
unknowns up to the end of this fiscal 

July 1st. 1910. But there were known lia- 
bilities left out of the budget, amountii 
the whole of that. By the last of December, 
when the new administration was about to 

in. not only was this fund all used ti|> 

hut there were liens against it amounting to 

S I tin- old Council lifted 
$11 0.000 for the reserve or dry months' fund 
and put it into the expense fund, which was 
p40,00D for the new Council to run six 
months a- against the $240,000 spent or con- 
tracted IT by the old Council in the same 
[l .if time. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Candidate Stanton certainly showed a del- 
icate perception of the eternal fitness of 

things when he selected a professional news- 
paper humorist as his press agent. Winficld 
Hogabo mi is the real thing as a funny man. 
Many a time ami oft have the people of this 
in chortled with glee as they read his 
quaint comments on human affairs ami his 
comical stories of local happenings. If he 
were running for governor now. he would 
get the vote- of all kinds of people, and 
could probably be elected, because every- 
body would be looking forward to the funny 
messages he would write. If Stanton would 
promise to let Winnie write his messages if 
elected, that might help some. 

It takes a man with a keen .sense of humor 
to do justice to the Stanton campaign, and 
we are glad that Winficld is on hand with 
the goods. The first requirement in the 
humorist business is a lively and far-reach- 
ing imagination, and the next is a bounding, 
enthusiastic optimism that is always on the 
job. By a lucky coincidence these two 
things are the chief cornerstones, as it were, 
of the whole Stanton edifice. Where, we 
ask, would the Stanton campaign be without 
that vivid imagination and that unlimited 
hope that have made it what it is today? 
Thus by a wise dispensation of Providence 
the man and the job are made and fitted one 
for another. 

As a sample of the exquisite humor put 
forth by the Stanton literary bureau, we 
quote this from a recent circular: 

"The great majority of the newspapers of 
Southern California have declared for Speak- 
er Stanton for governor, and additional sup- 
port from the press is being constantly 
given. Mis candidacy has been endorsed by 
many commercial, civic and political bodies 
and by business men and ranchers genet ally 
throughout the southern counties." 

If this is not intended as humor, what is 
it? There are 165 papers of general circu- 
lation, daily and weekly, in the twelve 
counties of the south, beginning with Kings, 
Tulare and Inyo. There are eight counties 
south of the Tchachapi. and the above 
named three with Kern make up the twelve. 
< )f this total, twenty-five papers are Demo- 
cratic. That brings the number down to 
140. A careful study of these carried on 
through a period of several weeks shows 
the following result: Non-committal or 

neuir. Johnson, 71 ; n r 17 ; 

nrry, 1_' ; for Anderson, f we 

omit the four counties north hapi. 

John- pulled do« I un v 

and Anderson lose one each and Stanton re- 
mains at 17. In I. os Angeles where 
Stanton live- and where his campaign i- a 
reality if it i- anywhere, he has nine papers 
supporting him against twenty-nine for 

Johnson- rather a sickly situation even 

humorist to eope with -and one of tin- pa 
pers supporting Stanton is the Times which. 

in accepted fact of journalism and poli 
ties, is a minus quantity, and should by all 

the law- of mathematics reduce hi 

manj point-. 
\ow a- to all these commercial 1> 
that have been endorsing Stanton, no doubt 
Hoggy has their names stored twaj some 
where in his fertile imagination, and WO'n'l 
he plea-e kindly trot them out so we may 
have the laugh to which we are plainly en- 
titled? Politics is often dull business, and 
when a man comes along with the capacit) 
to enliven it that ilogaboom has shown, he 
ought to be given free scope. Oliver Wen- 
dell Mobiles once wrote a poem in which he 
explained that he really did not dare be as 
funny as he could. Hogaboom, ought not 
to allow an\ such fear to restrain him in this 
campaign, for we say to him frankly that he 
may never again have such an elegant open- 
ing for the display of his delightful talents. 


It is high time that some one who, like 
Roosevelt, has the world by the ear, and 
whose words will carry weight and strength, 
should say something to the women of this 
glorious nation about the kind of clothes 
they are wearing and the amount they cost. 

Not for us, thank you. We haven't the 
nerve. We are ready to go up against the 
dragon of political corruption, we are willing 
to risk our head in the jaws of the corpora- 
tion lion, and are even prepared to offer ad- 
vice to a sensitive goo-goo administration; 
but when it comes to a really serious issue 
like women's dress, behold us side-stepping. 
Let George do it, or Teddy or. anybody. We 
recall that about the time John L. Sullivan 
was in his prime as a fighteT, and was bring- 
ing suit for divorce, the New York Sun had 
an editorial squib which said : "The cham- 
pion, Sullivan, is asking for a divorce from 
his wife on the ground that she beats him. 
Let us tear the laurel from his brow. Go 
ahead. Yon tear it." 

Perhaps no mere man can do justice to 
this topic. Man's relation to the issue is 
quite incidental. All he is expected to do 
is to pay the bills. Also to admire : but that 
is recognized as rather a matter of form, for 
it is an accepted aphorism that women dress 
for other women, not for men. Yes. and man 
is expected to hook things up the back oc- 
casionally, but he makes such a miserable 
fluke of that function that perhaps it were 
just as well not to mention it. Otherwise 
he is a rank outsider on the clothes question. 

So we will leave the real discussion of 
this matter to the women themselves, and 
be content with the mere suggestion that 
they take it up soon and hard. These are 
great days for woman, and for man, too, who 
the Scripture says is born of woman and full 
of troubles which latter he is hastening to 
unload on woman as fast as he can. Woman 
is rapidly fitting herself to do man's work 
in all its branches; she gets together in clubs 
and "takes up" great public: issues; she 
breaks into the colleges; she occupies more 
than half of the assessment roll; she puts 

out man's pip, 

South -be t.tki - his him ; 

and now she is l;. Iting I prive him 

of hi- la-' dine privileg. 

is coming : w e all i M'l'b 

the X-ia\ to man's inm 
if tin re i- anv thing 

rv about money, it will be a mvic- 

I hat woman w ill some da) get the bal 
lot and run the w hole work-. 

In the meantime woman is preparing her 
ir ihi- w In. h -he call- a gr< al 
bin which man in his blindness regards a- a 
pesky nuisance, by considering all the gnat 
questions that i ha i h mu] d 

opment of the race. I h - gives us hope rial 

in the i iu 31 ol h resi arch she mav -luni 
ble on the question of the in it alitj oi '">• 

clotlns. superfine clothes, clothes that in 
their number and variety and elaborateness 

oi c instruction and fineness of material rep 

resenl a vast outlay of human energy. I- 
the world rich enough to afford tin-, or 
-build it spend some of that two billions a 
year — that is what we said, two billions :i 
year — on other things that we need more, 
like cleaning up slums, children's play- 
grounds, good milk for babies, art. literature 
and the real drama? All the money that is 
really put into making women beautiful we 
may concede is well spent, but is all that 
sum so laid out? We do not pretend to 
know about these things, and are asking 
from curiosity and in the hope that some 
day there may be a woman's club some- 
where that will "take up" this subject and go 
at it in earnest to get results. Even if women 
have no more worthy object in view than 
keeping some men out of jail and others on I 
of the hospitals and a lot out of their graves 
the inquiry might be well worth while. Then 
there is the matter of the overdressing of 
young girls, which is transforming our 
schools into poisonous hotbeds of sorrow 
and envy. And there is the question of 
whether false hair cut from the heads of 
Chinamen dug up out of their graves is a 
good thing to bind over the fair brows of 
our daughters. There are plenty more 
topics of this kind waiting to be debated as 
soon as the larger and perhaps more import- 
ant questions are out of the way, and we are 
hopeful that their turn will come so in. 

* * + 


The diplomat who" said that language was 
given us to conceal our thoughts should have 
lived to meet Colonel Roosevelt. — Pittsburg 

One of the remarkable things revealed by 
Mr. Roosevelt's tour is the amount of en- 
thusiasm that can exist when there is no 
baseball game. — Washington Star. 

And there is no doubt that'Colonel Roose- 
velt will be just as frank with this country as 
he was with England. — Chicago Post. 

"Russia was never more peaceful," says a 
St. Petersburg correspondent. T. R. didn't 
get t.i Russia this trip. — Pittsburg r jazette 

Mr. Lorimer seems to have got his idea of 
a defense from Secretary Ballinger on the 
-land. — Pittsburg Dispatch. 

About all the lesson some of our statesmen 
will absorb from the signs of the tin 
that it is much safer to take cash than 
checks. — Ohio State Journal. 


<7r HE DATA for this depart- 
^"' ment is supplied from the 
statistical bureau of the Munici- 
pal League of Los Angeles, but 
neither that organization nor 
any other has any control over, 
or is in any way responsible for, 
the general policy of PACIFIC 

Making Civilization: When the his- 
torians of the 25th Century come to 
classify the agencies that helped along 
civilization in the epoch now upon us, 
they may give the first place not to 
Hying machines nor telephone, nor 
transmission of power by electricity, 
but to the application of oil to hign- 
ways. During the period from '83 to 
'95 the American people talked about 
good roads. From '95 to '05 they 
constructed a few hundred miles witn 
great difficulty and expense, only to 
see them torn to pieces by automo- 
biles. The next decade was the 
period of oiled roads, which is even 
yet only at its beginning. We are 
moved to this line of reflection by 
contemplating the June 15th issue of 
the Municipal Journal — a "Good 
Roads Number" which is largely given 
up in advertising in illustration, and 
in text to the subject of making good 
roads by the process of making roads 
good — by oiling them. The advertis- 
ing pages are given over to a long 
line of patented forms of tar, asphalt, 
oil and calcium chloride mixtures, to 
be used for laying dust and perma- 
nently surfacing roads. Human in- 
genuity has been almost exhausted in 
finding names for these concoctions; 
tarvia, sarco, dustoline, bitu-mass, sol- 
vay, asphaltoline, aphaltoil are sam- 
ples of these, not to< mention those 
using the name of the inventor. The 
advertisements show also a great va- 
riety of appliances that are used for 
laying and spreading the oil, and 
there is one huge leviathan of a thing 
pictured, that scoops up portions of 
the road, mixes the soil with oil and 
passes out and spreads an asphalt 
pavement while you wait. The main 
body of the magazine is taken up with 
a highly interesting series of articles 
devoted almost exclusively to the 
story of road improvement by the use 
of oil in various parts of the East. 
The experience seems to be the same 
everywhere — that the automobiles 
were ruining the roads until the use 
of oil saved them.. 

Size and Rank of Los Angeles: The 

new census figure on Los Angeles 
city is given with some authority at 
318,000. Exact figures are expected 
to come through very soon. Accord- 
ing to the last census, 1900, Los An- 
geles had a population of 102,479 and 
it was number 36 in the list of Ameri- 
can cities. This time it will make a 
big jump up toward the front ranks. 
On the basis of the 1900 figures— that 
is to say if the other cities would 
kindly stand just as they were then — 
our rank would be 12th, those ahead 
being New York, Chicago, Philadel- 
phia, St. Louis, Boston, Baltimore, 
Cleveland, Buffalo, San Francisco, 
Cincinnati and Pittsburg. All these 
of course will be in advance of us^ 
and some more. Without doubt New 
Orleans, which was then 287,000, De- 
troit which was 285,000, Milwaukee 
285,000 and Washington 278,000 will 
all go over the 318,000 mark and hence 
lead us. Possibly also Newark which 

was 246,000. In that case our num- 
ber would be 17th. We are not in 
much danger from Louisville, 204,00, 
or Minneapolis, 202,000. Thus we 
shall probably jump over the heads 
of 18 cities, which means that in one 
leap we make half the distance be- 
tween our present position and the 

Against Civil Service: Chief Croker 
of the Fire Department of New York 
is against the present civil service 
plan for the selection of firemen. He 
says the department is degenerating 
and the present corps is less efficient, 
less courageous and less able to stand 
physical strain than the men were un- 
der the old regime. He seems to 
make good his contention with facts. 
His quarrel, however, is after all not 
so much with the civil service system 
in itself as with the application and 
method in this particular case. "A 
good fireman ought," he says, "to 
know how to read and write and have 
common intelligence, but that is all 
that is needed on the mental side. 
The men who used to go* into the 
business — the big strong courageous 
fellows — now become truckmen or en- 
ter trades." Evidently the examina- 
tion goes too far on the intellectual 
side and not far enough on the phy- 
sical. What is needed is not a return 
tO' the political method of making ap- 
pointments, but a little more judg- 
ment in the tests under which men are 

Milk Regulation: While it is to be 
hoped that the City Council, working 
in cooperation with the Board of 
Health, will do all in its power to 
give milk consumers pure, whole- 
some milk, we must not lose sight of 
the fact that the real solution of the 
problem lies with the State and not 
with the city or the county. The 
milk sold in Los Angeles may come 
from half a dozen different counties, 
some of them up in the San Joaquin 
Valley or along the coast to the 
north. It is practically impossible to 
follow up all the milk that lands in 
this city for sale back to its point of 
origin. While our state government 
heretofore has not been of a kind to 
command public respect, we believe 
that the worst is passed and that be- 
ginning with 1911 we are going to 
have a better order of things. Cer- 
tain it is that if the State does not 
handle the milk problem, it will not 
be reasonably and justly settled, and 
the best we can do is a temporary 
make shift. 

Garbage Unloading: Some time 
since we commented in these columns 
on the unsanitary conditions at the 
Pacific Electric yards beyond the 
Aliso street bridge where garbage was 
unloaded from the collection wagons 
to the cars. Since then there has been 
some effort at improvement. The rail- 
way company has been dumping 
crushed rock into the area where the 
cars stand, and the dust is not quite 
so bad. There is still room for more 
work in paving the space where the 
unloading takes place. Another im- 
provement is in the more general use 
of cloth covers over the wagons and 
the cars. The system of unloading by 
which the stuff is slowly "clawed" 
out by hand has not been changed. 
The Board of Health is now demand- 
ing that conditions be still further 
improved. There is no reason, ex- 
cept general inertia and a small 
amount of expense, why they should 
not be improved. 

prevalence of typhoid fever, Chicago 
has reiormed and become one of the 
best. Last year its typhoid death rate 
was the lowest of any of the great 
cities. Times have changed since the 
Chicago' river was an open sewer, 
flowing sluggishly into the lake from 
which the city's drinking water was 
obtained. Now the river flows back- 
ward and is clean. A pair of typhoid 
germs starting into life at sunrise on 
a hot summer day by nightfall should 
have about 100,000,000 descendants. 
Several thousand of these will hang 
onto a foot of a fly ready to drop off 
and begin operations on any piece of 
food with which the fly comes in con- 

Queer Financiering: With a cash 
balance in hand of nearly $20,000,000 
on which it is getting two per cent 
interest from the banks where it is 
deposited Chicago is compelled to 
borrow $500,000 by issuing three-year 
4yi per cent bonds on which it had 
to allow a discount of $3750 in order 
to make a sale. The city will use the 
money thus realized to pay current 
expenses as it is unable legally to use 
any of the various funds making up 
its cash balance for expenses of this 

Public Dance Halls: The agitation 
in favor of municipal owned and man- 
aged dance halls in the city of New 
York grows stronger. The attempts 
to regulate the public dance hall so 
as to remove its evils have not been a 
success. Many settlement workers 
and civic experts maintain that this is 
a function which the city should per- 
form and not leave to private ex- 
ploitation. It is necessary that young 
people should have some place of 
innocent amusement. 

Things Moving in Spokane: Spo- 
kane, Washington, claims to be 
spending more money on improve- 
ments than any city of its size in 
America. The city is building two 
bridges, one calling for $450,000 and 
the other $181,000. Paving work in 
hand will total a million and a quar- 
ter which includes one contract for 
ten miles of paving at a cost of $512,- 
000. Total public work this year will 
be about $5,000,000 with $7,000,000 
more coming next year. 

Difference in Cost: The city en- 
gineer of Oakland finds that the dif- 
ference in cost between plain maca- 
dam and thoroughly oiled macadam 
is 2J4 cents a square foot. On a road- 
bed of 24 feet this would net 30 cents 
a front foot on each side of the street. 
He says, however, that the saving in 
sprinkling and repair more than jus- 
tifies the added cost, although some 
of it should be borne by the city. 

Old Fashioned Fourth: Topeka, 
Kansas, is one of the places that re- 
fuses to have a safe and sane cele- 
bration of the Fourth of July. When 
that city's Board of Commissioners 
were appealed to by the woman's 
clubs, they declared that "existing 
conditions among the merchants" 
made a restricted Fourth impractical, 
which is a delicate way of saying that 
some fireworks are for sale. 

Cheaper to Rent Automobiles: 

Cleveland is considering a plan to dis- 
pose of all its automobiles and rent 
them by the hour or the day. Chi- 
cago has adopted this plan and finds 
a considerable saving. In that city 
the rate paid is $2 an hour. 

oil streets in Eastern cities with the 
use of an automobile wagon and 
spraying device which applies the oil 
evenly and thoroughly. In Plainfield, 
New Jersey, the contract price was 
1.2 cents a square yard. For a fifteen- 
foot roadbed, this would be at the 
rate of about $100 a mile. 

Opens Things Up: A recent earth- 
quake at Corona, California, opened 
up the water seams in the canyons 
from which the city gets its supply 
with an increase in the flow of about 
75 inches, which is reckoned to be 
worth about $75,000. 

Keeping Check on Labor: A num- 
ber of time-keeping clocks have been 
installed in the City Hall at 'Kansas 
City SO' that the comings and goings 
of the clerks may be recorded. 

Tax on Billboards: Besides a li- 
cense tax of $25.00, the bill companies 
of Omaha are required to pay over to 
the city 2 per cent on their gross re- 


Chicago Improves: From being one 
of the worst cities of the union in the 

Patent Oil Sprinkler: The Standard 
Oil iCompany is taking contracts to 


So.Broadway '* s ^*|£2533?p* f So.Hill Strmt 





going on 

"ijfN order to re- 
^ duce our stock 
before inventory 
bona-fide reductions 
in price have been 
made on odds and 
ends, broken lines, 
and discontinued 
numbers in all de- 

Now is the Time to Buy for 
Bargains Are Plentiful 

Early shoppers always 
secure first choice. 



Hon. Tracy C. Becker Points Out 
That Developing Electric Energy 
Is Only One of Our Power Prob- 

"What ai <lo with 

r that it will be 

ble to develop from the Owens 

River?" asked Tracj ker of 

time Los A 
could rot dispose of more than 15,- 
000 horse power in the city. There 
is now in use according to reports of 
the various companies, 30.000 horse 
power for lighting and commercial 
purposes, and for street railways. 23, - 
000 horse power. Outside of Los 

from Santa Barbara to San Ber- 
nardino, the amount of power used is 
about 35.000 horse power. 

While present plans call for the de- 
velopment of only 50.000 horse power, 
still your plants must be built to ae- 
velop a much greater amount than 
will be demanded later and these 
enormous plants will, of course, make 
the first cost of power higher than 
it will be later on." Mr. Becker 
speaks authoritatively, for he has 
made a thorough study for years of 
the power question and was formerly 
counsel for several companies using 
hydro-electric power from Niagara 

The speaker traced the development 
of Niagara Falls power from the time 
the subject was first agitated, down 
to the present day. 

"Niagara Falls is not a river, 
properly speaking, but is a strait con- 
necting two lakes, it has no torren- 
ital conditions peculiar to rivers and 
the amount of water is not variable 
to any extent. 

"Commencing in 1876, and for 
many years after, the question of 
harnessing Niagara Falls was dis- 
cussed and intense interest taken in 
plans for power development. The 
water power of Niagara Falls is, in 
some respects, the most remarkable 
in the world, principally for the ease 
witli which it can be turned into 
commercial uses. Year in and year 
out 100.000,000 tons of water fall 170 
feel and if the base of the falls could 
I": utilized, 18 to 20 million horse 
power would be available; some idea 
of the potentiality of this tremendous 
amount of power is shown by the 
fact that greater New York uses only 
500,000 stationary horse power. 

"The first practical step to solving 
the power problem at Niagara Falls 
was taken when a prize of $100,000 was 
"fir red by a Buffalo syndicate for the 
best scheme of developing power. 
Many plans were suggested but none 
practical and the offer went by the 
board. Later a number of men in- 
terested J. Picrpont Morgan in the 
sell cine and another prize was offered 
for a means of developing energy, 
which fell to a young electrical engi- 
neer who devised the present methods 
of going above the fails, sinking 
immense wheel-pits and throwing off 
the water to operate the turbines and 
generate power. 

"Tt was at first thought that very 
heavy copper plates would be neces- 
sary to carry the power to distributing 
centers, but by developing a high 
voltage the current is now carried 

on li', inch copper wire and 

the loss in transmission is very slight. 
•rtly after power was devel- 
oped on the American side it was seen 
that rivalry was to he expected from 
Canada and t<> forestall competition 
several American companies secured 
- from the Canadian Gov- 
ernment at low rates. 

"When the Niagara Falls Power 

any proposed to bring its power 

into Buffalo the company conducted 

a series of experiments to shov 

much cheaper hydro-electric power 

as opposed to steam-generated 

rical energy. It was found that 

assuming coal to cost $2 per ton it 

would cost $50 to generate one horse 

power per annum, while the same 

amount of power could be generated 

at the falls for $30. 

"Buffalo, however, is in the grip of 
the lighting and power companies and 
very little of the power developed at 
the falls is marketed there. 

"The City of Toronto, Canada, was 
in a similar position witli regard to 
its lighting companies when the gov- 
ernment realized the seriousness of 
the situation, stepped in and formed 
a government commission which ac- 
quired rights to sell power and now 
that city is on a fair way to secure 
electrical energy for $18 to $20 per 
annum. The effect of cheap poweris 
already being felt in that city and its 
progressive population insures for it 
one of the greatest electrical centers 
in the country." 

Mr. Becker paid a glowing tribute 
to Toronto, its wide-awake citizen- 
ship and excellent educational facili- 
ties. "Los Angeles should _ now be 
considering means of disposing of the 
enormous amount of power capable of 
generation by the Owens River. 

"The population of (California .Ore- 
gon and Nevada are no greater com 
bined than that of Greater New York, 
to one or both of these states in the 
future. Another problem will be the 
manner of distributing your power 
and it may be necessary to sell powei 
after it is developed. Will it pay to 
bring power down and deliver it co 
small consumer^? T - 'Pronto they 
have been up against that very situa- 
tion, a fierce battle was fought be- 
tween the city and power companies 
culminating in the companies turning 
their plants over to the city at a fair 

"How then, shall plants ior distri- 
bution of'power be acquired? There 
are two ways: First, to put in a 
municipal plant and carry a power war 
into the power companies' territory, so 
aggressively that they will be forced 
to the wall. I prophesy that if you 
enter into a deal of this kind you 
will regret it. I hold no briefs for the 
power companies, but I believe that 
they are entitled to a square deal, 
they have made money of course, but 
they have spent vast sums and taken 
tremendous risks, perhaps more than 
most people think; and it is not fair 
to run them out of business. If Los 
Angeles decides to put in its own 
plant and the companies contract to 
buy power from the municipal plant, 
make your contracts with the proviso 
that at the end of a certain number of 
years the city shall lake over the com- 
panies' plants at a condemnation 
value with nothing added for good- 
will. Make your contracts like the 
British Municipal Trading Clause, 
physical properties taken at a fair 
value but nothing extra for good will. 

"Another plan, should the consti- 
tution permit, would be the appoint- 
ing of a state commission on public 
utilities having full powers to pre- 
scribe the manner in which utility 

- shall be 

similar to the one in France and 

slates whereby 

■'inning the 

e cor- 

ln Boston, the public 

utilitj companii 

spection > the investi 

gating committee consisting of one 
by thi 
the state. 

France they have a law cover- 
provides that at the expiration of 
even or eight years tin ci im 
panics arc allowed to take their earn- 
ings for one year (which w < >ul<l pre- 
sumably he the best year), and the 
municipality allowed to take one year 
(presumably the lowest), these total- 
led are capitalized it four per cent. 
and what it represents is called the 
fair value of the plant All "meubles" 
or rolling stock is allowed the com- 
pany and not taken into consideration 
as an asset." 

Mr. Becker paid an eloquent trib- 
ute to Los Angeles saying that ours 
was the only really free city in the 

'lit prim more 

"A wonderful herit. urs in 

ently ui pi oductive » 

I'.eut Then when you 
1 liram Join 
an honest Railw; 

been much in the public eye of late, 

■ I gobble up all of Alaska 

«ill be able to bring coal to San 

■ at {5 a tot ablish there 
immense smelting work-., operated by 

p i" "> ei and supplied with clean 
coal to turn into coke for the - 
ing fuel." 

Thanking the speaker For his ad- 
dress, President Finlayson took occ i 
sion to declare that in solving the 
power and light problems of the 
future it behooves us to be absolutely 
just to the corporations, but absolute- 
ly just to ourselves. "We must," said 
he. "own, possess and enjoy every 
privilege that is the people's inherent 


Six Months of Gocd Government Ad- campaign carried through, but to no 

ministration Endorsed by Voters avail. 

Messrs Stewart and Whiffen, who 
received the endorsement of the Good 

Good Government supporters have Government Organization won a de- 
much cause for satisfaction over the cisive victory. The people decided for 
results of Thursday's election. The seven-cent electricity, notwithstand- 
present administration has just round- ing the first threats of the corporations 
cd out six months of its term and the to stop all extension work or their 
people have had the opportunity of later promises of a voluntary reduc- 
judging its calibre. tion to eight cents. 

t, » .,,,,,, , ... The question over which the great- 
It was not expected that the battle . ,.„ , , 
, , , ... i -ri est differences arose was the sale of 
would be won without a struggle. The ., . .-..^ TT „ , , 
c t , , , c ,i. ■ ,, the present City Hall, and the voters 
first blush of enthusiasm over the , ., , ., . ~ ., 

- . t _ , , , decided that the present financia 

sweeping victory of last December had . , „ , 

j j it. , , burdens were all they could carry, 

passed and the voters were able to ... . ,. ,, , , _. 

,,,.,. ,, notwithstanding the statement of City 
calmly decide how well government ,-. ■■ ., . , ., ,. , , 
, ,, , iii • , • Louncilmen that a new bin ding would 
for the people and not for special in- , = 
terests pays impose no further burden on the tax- 
' ' ' payer. 
'Important issues were at stake and city Tax and L icense Collector Tag- 
questions vitally affecting vested in- gcrt > s h(ard work m thc prcparat , ion 
terests were to be decided, with the of a new , icellse 6 rMmme, more 
result that the "machine" put up one equitable than thc old, and his cam- 
of the most strenuous fights in the paign of publicity received a well- 
history of the city. Thousands of deserved reward 

dollars were expended in the effort to Following is the result, as we go to 

stave off defeat and a well-planned presSj on aH the questions at issuc: 


For George H. Stewart 17,184 

For Frederick J. Whiffen 16,834 

For Bernard Healy 12,209 

For Arthur D. Houghton 11,298 

For Against 

Lighting rate ordinance 18,389 8,963 

Business license ordinance 16,723 8,996 

Sale of city hall 16,592 11,867 

Number of votes needed to sell city hall 19,000 

Estimated total number of votes cast 29,500 


It appears to be the almost unani- 
mous opinion of the press of the state 
that the Republican State Central 
Committee, by refusing to take ad- 
vantage of the opportunity which pre- 
sented itself a few days ago to re- 
pudiate "the influence heretofore 
exercised by the political bureau of 
the Southern Pacific Company in the 
councils of the party and in the gov- 
ernment of the state," has lost all 
claim to the confidence of the peo- 

ple. That a stupendous blunder was 
committed the machine leaders them- 
selves now concede. While the n 
paper organs of the Southern Pacific 
— like the Los Angeles Times and the 
San Francisco Chronicle — were bitter- 
ly denouncing the independent papers 
for trying to convince doubtful voters 
that the railroad's political bureau 
utrol the state com- 
mittee, the heart of the "regular Re- 
publican organization," that commit- 
tee tacitly admitted that these charges 
are true. 


Why Telephone Rates Must Increase 
as Service Extends 

As a justification of the position 
taken by the Board of Public Utilities 
in recommending increases in Home 
Telephone rates, Pacific Outlook last 
week quoted from Delos T. Wilcox's 
work on Municipal Franchises. The 
pamphlet from which the following is 
extracted is from the pen of Gansey 
R. Johnston, General Manager of the 
Columbus Citizens' Telephone Com- 
pany. This pamphlet was published 
in September, 1908, by the Interna- 
tional Independent Telephone Asso- 

"As lines are added to a telephone 
plant, the cost of construction, main- 
tenance and operation of each new 
and of each old line tends to increase 
because of the addition. The con- 
struction cost of the new lines aver- 
ages greater because the average 
length of line increases with the 
growth of the plant. The construc- 
tion cost of the switchboard connec- 
tions for both the old and the new 
lines increases because facilities must 
be provided at the switchboard to 
connect each line, old and new, with 
every other line, as well as extra 
facilities for the additional traffic. The 
unit of operation cost increases be- 
cause, as new connections are pro- 
vided, there is additional use of each 
line. For example, each subscriber on 
a 2,000-line plant used his line for 
such business as he has occasion to 
do with those two thousand, and for 
the entire subscription list (without 
taking into account more than one 
person for each line) the possible de- 
mand for connections is limited to the 
square of 2000 less 2000, or 3,998,000. 
If the plant is doubled, each of the 
original two thousand has his origi- 
nal outgoing and incoming calls plus 
what he has with the additional sub- 
scribers, and in like manner do the new 
ones have more than did the old. The 
limit of demand in this case on the 
same basis is measured by the square 
of 4C00, less 4000, or 15,996,000. If 
the plant is trebled, then the limit of 
the demand is measured by a number 
nine times the first one taken. If the 
number of persons using each tele- 
phone should be taken into account, 
the increase would be much more 
rapid than indicated. While the actual 
demand never approaches the possi- 
ble demand, it is certain to increase 
in greater ratio than by simple addi- 
tion. The additional traffic means 
more work for operators and conse- 
quently more operators proportion- 
ately, and greater wear and conse- 
quently a higher maintenance charge 
for each line. As the size of the 
plant grows, the operators work under 
increasing physical difficulties, and 
with still greater growth the line 
connections get beyond the operat- 
or's length of arm, so that the separa- 
tion of switchboards is necessary. The 
average maintenance charge is in- 
creased, not only by the wear, but by 
the existence of the additional central 
office equipment and the longer 
length of lines to be kept in repair 
and ultimately replaced. On a very- 
large plant certain traffic, trunking, 
and transmission difficulties require 
large expenditures in their overcom- 
ing. Not only does the cost increase 
as outlined, but also does the vaiue 
to the user increase. If the telephone 
charge were based on a unit of use, 
as in the ordinary business, then 
probably the telephone business would 
be more analogous to the ordinary 
business; although even such charge 
would not afford relief from the extra 
elements of construction and main- 

tenance costs. Within certain limits 
the public gains more from the larger 
number of connections than it loses 
by paying an increased charge for line 
rental, if indeed the charge is not left 

Further along in his pamphlet, Mr. 
Johnston says that his company, which 
uses the automatic system, "is experi- 
menting, with prospects of success, 
in the construction of branch ex- 
changes of small units, whereby the 
maximum distance is traversed by 
trunking cable and the minimum by 
subscribers' ca'bles." 

"In these branches," says he, "is the 
minimum equipment connecting with 
maximum equipment at the main ex- 
change. Operation through the 
branch exchanges involves no addi- 
tional operating employes and no ad' 
ditional burden upon the subscriber, 
who is his own operator. There are 
fair prospects through further inven- 
tional progress of reducing the num- 
ber of trunking wires below any pro- 
portion heretofore known, and of in- 
creasing the adaptability of existing 
cable plants beyond that of any 
plants heretofore known." 

It is evident that if the length of 
subscribers' wires could be kept from 
increasing with the enlargement of 
the area over which unified telephone 
service is given, one important ele- 
ment in the alleged increase of unit 
cost would be eliminated. Even as it 
is, available statistics do not seem to 
prove that the average length of wire 
per subscriber always increases with 
the number of subscribers. From the 
report of the Massachusetts Highway 
Commission for 1908, I have compiled 
the following figures, relative to the 
five companies having the largest 
number of subscribers within that 

1st. — Automatic Telephone Co., of 
New Bedford, Report, p. 153. 

2nd. — Providence Telephone Co. of 

3rd. — Fall River Automatic Tele- 
phone Co. 

4th. — Southern Massachusetts Tele- 
phone Co. 

5th. — New England Telephone and 
Telegraph Co. 

If in addition to keeping the aver- 
age length of wire from increasing, ' 
we could also keep the average use of 
the telephone from growing with the 
size of the exchange, it is clear from the 
Chicago Telephone Commission's re- 
port the hope of decreasing rates would 
be something more than a pleasant 
dream. It is not believed, however, 
that the average use of the telephone 
will fail to increase in the long run 
as the size of the exchange increases, 
unless, it be as a result of the exten- 
sion of the service to classes of peo- 
ple who have less use for the tele- 
phone than the earlier subscribers 


At the regular weekly luncheon to 
be held at the Westminster Hotel to- 
day (Saturday), at 12:15 p. m., Hon. 
T. E. Gibbon will speak on "What the 
Aqueduct Means To Los Angeles." 








Remarkable Increase in Los Ange- 
les Building Permits 

Reports from the city Department 
of Buildings are an indication of the 
splendid development, which has 
marked the city's progress this year. 
For the first half of the year the in- 
crease over the best previous record 
is a little better than a million and 









1908 : 


The following table of comparisons 
compiled by Mark C. Cohn, Chief 
Clerk of the department, shows the 
number of building permits and valua- 
tion of same issued from the office of 
the Chief Inspector of Buildings for 
the first six mouths of each year (Jan. 
1st to June 30th) from the year 1900 
to the year 1910: 



$ 1,090,949 










7,61 1 ,507 












*$1 1,732,358 

'Two last days estimated. 



Our new 'building at 446-448 South Broadway is now well under way. 
We -have contracted for sufficient new stock to completely fill it upon 
its completion. Our present immense assortment of Pianos, Player 
Pianos, and other 'high grade Musical Instruments must, therefore, be 
sold. They have been heavily discounted and will be offered at prices 
that would compel attention anywhere in the United States. If you 
expect to buy a Piano or Piano Player, visit our sihqw rooms. You will 
find this the opportunity of a life time to secure standard makes at re- 
duced prices. 

/^*_,_ T TJC~1^^1 C*n Steinway, Cecilian and Victor Dealers 

ireo. j . oirKei lo. 345-347 s. sprmg st. 

j& FOR SALE us? 

This beautiful home situated on Hobart Boulevard near Sixth St., No. 
525. East front, lot 60 x 150, nine conveniently arranged rooms and 
large reception hall, hardwood floors throughout, all outside clothes 
closets, elegant fixtures and beautifully finished woodwork, large bath, 
sleeping porch, furnace and furnace room, Ruud heater, large finished 
cellar, a strictly modern, up-to-date home, with all conveniences. Was 
built by owner, day labor. 

This home is offered at $10,500.00, and is a bargain. Terms $3000.00 
cash, balance can be arranged to suit convenience of buyer. Apply to 
owner, at above address. 



Committee Reports on Break Between 
Elementary and High Schools. 

We hav< inual 

nmiltcc of 
the 11 chers' Ass 

tion, containing the re! in rx- 

baustive investigation into the i 

: pupil- in rlu-ir first High 

Portions of the report 

xplain ilu- situation 

and give suggestions for improving 

"The committee created .it thi 
cember meeting of the Executive 
mittee, authorized to invest 

and report upon the break existing 
i n the elementary and the high 
schools, submit the following r 

"There should be no break between 
the elementary schools of Los An- 
and the high schools. Prog 
lid be — orderly ci 
and new development. Such progress 
may properly be attended with com- 
plicatii ided they are purpose- 

ful, :.nd efficiently met and controlled. 
But a break, implying as the word 
does interruption with few 

it any connecting elements, should 
have no place in our educational pro- 

"The committee lias worked along 
three lines: first, the collection of data 
gard to the scholarship of pupils 
in their lir-t term of high school 
work; second, the investigation of the 
causes of failure in scholarship of 
such pupils; and third, the finding of 
means to mend the break. 

"For these purposes four sets of 
question blanks were sent out; three 
to high school teachers and one to 
pupils. Teachers who had B9 (enter- 
ing) pupils in their classrooms, and 
those who had them in recitations, 
were asked for scholarship data, for 
answers to a few definite questions, 
as will appear later, and for opinions 
as to causes of failure. The causes 
of failure, as given by these teachers, 
were so diversified that it was decided 
to classify them and send them out to 
the whole body of high school 
teachers, with the request that each 
teacher indicate the causes which 
seemed to him to result in failure 
among new pupils. A few ciuestions 
dealing with proposed schemes for 
lessening the break were added. Final- 
ly, all high school pupils were ques- 
tioned about their mode of studying 
and about solids (studies coming 
every day I which seem too hard for 
entering pupils; and were asked to 
tell, as tluy see them, the causes of 
dissatisfaction and failure. 

"Besides the above investigations, 
your committee has talked with ele- 
mentary school people, high school 
principals, teachers, and pupils, and 
has made an honest effort to find 
remedies. We realize that our work 
is but partial and tentative; but we 
hope it will mean progress. And if 
we can convince you, the members of 
the High School Teachers' Associa- 
tion, that some of the things we may 
suggest will work for the betterment 
of the boys and girls in our schools, 
we know that you will be found a unit 
in support of the modifications in our 
methods. Our results may be divided 
into six general parts, and these 
topics will be considered in order. 
They are as follows: ill Preliminary 
investigation; (2) how pupils studv: 
(31 studies that pupils think too diffi- 
cult for new students: (41 causes of 
dissatisfaction among B9 pupils as re- 
p irted by high school students; (5) 
causes of R9 failures as reported by 

high - i.d i plans for 

ing the break " 
The result of investigations under 

l- brief!) summed up 

"A large majority of entering pupils 
■ know how t" study. There- 
fore we recommend thai B9 

be begun -lowly; that B9 pupils he 
requin school for at 

>uc recitation; and that we as 
teacher- train the pupils in all the im- 
portant methods of study." .... 
Replies under the third head from 
the pupils them ->lve.- show that cer- 
tain subjects are looked upon by the 

pupils as harder than others. In 
theory the B9 work is standardized 

but in the practical experience of the 
pupils this does not seem to be the 
case. To quote again from the re- 

"This standardization ought not to 
be difficult, for the adjustment may 
be made from the standpoint either of 
quality or quantity. This is a ques- 
tion in which pupils and teachers alike 
have a voice. The pupil's opinion 
must be reckoned with, for he decided 
his courses and studies. And it re- 
mains for us. the teachers and school 
officers, to raise the standard of the 
easier subjects or to lower that of 
any which both pupils and teachers 
think too difficult. Then a solid will 
mean a solid; and graduates of the 
'different courses will stand equal. 
knowing that they have diplomas of 
uniform grade, each of which repre- 
sents four years of consistent progress 
and attainment. 

"Methods of study improved, and 
standardization accomplished, much of 
the break so far as the course of 
study is concerned will have disap- 
peared. . . . 

"We have considered so far the 
facts in regard to failure among B9 
pupils, the faults in methods of 
study, and the separate B9 studies re- 
ported by students as being too diffi- 
cult. We have next to consider the 
opinions of high school pupils. What 
do they say about dissatisfaction and 

"The committee has tabulated the 
causes of dissatisfaction among B9 
pupils under five principal heads, and 
under each of these a number of sub- 
heads, in order that the great variety 
of answers given may be more fully 
The two final questions are then 
considered, the causes of B9 failures 
as reported by high school teachers, 
and plans for mending the break: 

"A large proportion of the teachers 
believe that the elementary scnool 
does not develop responsibility, nor 
teach how to study; that it should re- 
quire home study; that classes are too 
large; and that it does not prepare in 
grammar, composition, and arithme- 
tic. We believe that often the enter- 
ing pupil is not able to concentrate, 
and is irresponsible and immature: 
that frequently he fails to study, is 
careless, is inattentive, does not know 
how to study, procrastinates, and is 
not serious; and that social affairs. 
absence, and lack of opportunity for 
shown. Out of a total of 2266 causes 
given, 2% were attributed to the ele- 
mentary school. 28% to the puoil, 
15% to the high school teacher. 20% 
to the course of study, and 3?'r to 
the conditions and surroundings. 
Manv of the causes as classified are 
closely related and to some extent 
overlap each other." 
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We think that we as teachers fail to 
teach how to study, do not become 
personallv acouainted, and often pre- 
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points rather than for that of the pu- 
pil. We believe that too much 
ground is covered and that studies 
are new and strange to the pupil. 
And we believe that large classes, 
poor study room conditions, the ex- 
cusing of pupils early, the unusual 
freedom, and the unsettled programs 
also operate in causing failures. We 

"1. That the state law providing 
that 'no pupil under the age of fif- 
teen years in any elementary school 
shall be required to do any home 
study' should be modified to allow 
requiring at least one hour per day 
of eighth grade pupils. 

"2. That the 'department system' 
should be used to some extent in the 
upper grades. 

"These changes made, the high 
school must meet the other difficulties 
that arise. 

"We recommend the follow ing in re- 
gard to the entering pupil: 

"1. That he be welcomed cordially 
to the high school, and made a real 
part of the school system and ac- 

"2. That he be taught all the im- 
portant methods of study 

"3 Thai he he required to study 
systematically at school for at least 
one recitation daily. 

"We regret the present apparent 
necessity for large high schools for it 
makes personal contact more difficult 
to secure. It is a common experi- 
ence that after a teacher gels ac- 
quainted with the pupils in her 
better work result-' The comm 

"1 That entering pupils have fewer 
teachers, and that most B9 recitations 
teacher- be those with grammar 

school experience. 

"2. That there be a maximum of 
personal acquaintance of teacher and 

"3. That with our firmness ami con- 
scientiousness we remember patience 
and sympathy. 

"fn regard to our course oi study 
the committee has recommended: 

"1. That different studies and 
courses be brought to a common 

"2. That B9 classes be begun -low 
ly with study during recitation period. 

"3. That less ground be covered in 
algebra, Latin, and perhaps in the 
modern languages. 

"4. That language teachers confer 
a- to their needs in grammar, and as 
to the aim of teaching the languages. 

"5. That promotions in English 
literature and in composition be in- 
dependently made. 

"fn regard to school condition- I 

regulations, we suggest the import- 
ami: of two points mentioned in the 
tabulation above: 

"1. That every effort should be 
to settle B9 pupils' programs 
as earl] as possible. 
"2. That no pupil should I" exi used 
e 3 p. m. except those showing 
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THE OCCASION was one of the 
smartest of the June luncheons, tak- 
ing place at the Harvard boulevard 
residence of a young matron who is 
noted for her clever ideas in enter- 
taining, while the guests partaking of 
her hospitality were young married 
women asked to meet two eastern 
girls who had recently came to Los 
Angeles as brides. 

The hostess had arranged a series 
of original games and contests, sev- 
eral of which were introduced at the 
tables between courses, while others 
furnished entertainment after adjourn- 
ment to the garden later in the after- 
noon, and all having to do with brides 
or weddings or household affairs. 

One item was a round robin to 
which each one present contributed a 
joke of which she herself had been 
the victim, the fun at this point wax- 
ing both fast and furious. I am told 
that there were revelations implicat- 
ing the big hat, and "a cook I had 
for a few weeks last winter," while 
by request and under protest was 
confessed the sad story of "a lady 
who managed to loose $150 in one 
afternoon at bridge." 

A bride of less than six months, 
who was new to the housekeeping 
game, and learned accounts under 
hubby's tender tutelage during the 
honeymoon, made a pronounced hit 
by repeating the sundry and various 
remarks made by her instructor when 
he discovered at the end of the first 
month that without estimating their 
cost she had been buying French peas 
for their flock of Buff iCochins be- 
cause they had so enjoyed a few that 
were left from dinner one night. 

Another told of oft repeated and 
fruitless efforts to persuade her hus- 
band to discard a shabby but "so com- 
fortable" suit, finally in her despera- 
tion cutting all the buttons from the 
vest. In this case the joke also lay 
in what hubby said when he dis- 
covered his wife's enterprise, but this 
story was ruled out as not original, 
one of the judges recalling that the 
same method had been employed with 
marked success two years previous by 
the bride of a New York journalist 
while the young people were spending 
their first few months of wedded life 
in Southern California. 

The prize however, went by vote to 
the proud mother of a three months 
old son — a youngster who, although 
he bears an old family name, is known 
as "Happy" because he never cries. 

The little lady and her husband, 
who had been "over to mother's" for 
Sunday dinner the week before, ac- 
cording to an established custom, 
were returning on the electrics after 
dark, and Master Baby was warmly 
wrapped in a blanket from his nose 
to his pink toes. After they were 
seated father gave the precious bundle 
to mother, who proceeded to admin- 
ister sundry soothing maternal pats 
and changes of position to the uneasy, 
nestling baby, but to no avail. Finally 
she turned down the corner of the 
blanket toward 'which her whispered 
endearments had been directed, only 
to be confronted to her horror by a 
pair of kicking, protesting little 
moccasins. Quickly reversing her son 
and heir, the little woman exclaimed 
excitedly, to her grinning husband and 
to the amusement of every one on the 
car, "O, Harry! You gave him to me 
up side down." 

With installation of officers, the an- 
nual luncheon and a program in charge 

of Lillian Burkhart Goldsmith, the 
current year of the Friday Morning 
Club was brought to a successful close 
last week Friday. 

A double program had been an- 
nounced which was awaited with un- 
usual interest, for both authors and 
participants had many friends in the 
audience, and a whispered prophecy 
was in circulation -that the crowning 
event of the club year was at hand. 

"What Every Woman Wants," a 
one act sketch with only three char- 
acters, written by Madge Clover and 
Luella Conley, was the first offering, 
the other being a monologue entitled 
"Steerage," written by Ruth Com- 
fort Mitchell. Each was presented 
for 'the first time. 

The purpose of "What Every 
Woman Wants," explained in a pro- 
gram footnote/was to show that self-re- 
nunciation and the necessity to be 
right with oneself is the only road to 
content. Characters were Mrs. John 
Phelps Stuart; Philips, her maid, and 
James Philips, husband of Philips, 
and private secretary of a man who 
does not appear in the cast. These 
were interpreted by Evelyn Wiedling, 
Mrs. Goldsmith, and Mace Greenleaf. 

The story is largely developed 
through conversation between the two 
women, who represent widely diver- 
gent types. Mrs. Stuart, an unloved 
wife whose home is childless, craves 
love apparently, not because she has 
met the "one man" in all the world, 
but because she hungers for love and 
its expression. She 'blames her hus- 
band's neglect and indifference, not 
her own weakness, for a situation 
where it has become possible for a 
profligate acquaintance to win her re- 
gard and acquieserice to an elope- 

Philips, whose husband has left her 
and their child that he might become 
a gentleman, has placed her boy in an 
orphan asylum. Dissatisfied and un- 
happy, she covets the 'beautiful extern- 
als of her mistress' luxurious home in 
the belief that they are symbols of 
the happiness she has missed, and it 
is only when she cries out against the 
loneliness and injustice of her own life 
that she discovers her mistress' folly. 
This serving woman, who has "kept 
straight," as she says, "because it was 
in me and I could do nothing else," 
puts the sturdy arms of her own moral 
rectitude around the weaker woman, 
and saves her in spite of herself. Mrs. 
Stuart's lover sends his secretary to 
conduct her to the railway station 
where they are to start on their jour- 
ney, but James, finding the wife of 
whom he had lost track, effects a 
reconciliation and plans are made for 
speedy re-establishment of their home. 

Dealing with a situation that many 
women have faced, replete with good 
lines and tender sentiment, well con- 
structed and appropriately staged, 
"What Every Woman Wants" made 
instant appeal and was enthusiastically 

"The Steerage," delightfully pre- 
sented by Mrs. Goldsmith, held equal 
proportions of pathos and humor, the 
speaker representing an Irish woman 
who is making her first trip to Ameri- 
ca in the lower cabin, and who keeps 
up a running commentary of wit and 
sarcasm concerni"- her fellow travel- 
ers and their affairs. 

With incidental reference to the dif- 
ferent nationalities represented the 
speaker cleverly introduced a series of 
songs that were interpreted from dif- 
ferent parts of the auditorium by Mar- 

garet Goetz, Charles Farwell Edson, 
Mrs. Shank, Mrs. Abramson and Ver- 
non Bettin. The Helen Tappe orches- 
tra furnished music for the different 
numbers, and also played "The For- 
tune Teller" by Victor Herbert as an 
entre act. 

invited for an informal dance to meet 
Hancock Banning, Jr., who is home 
for the summer holidays. 

Friends of Mrs. Harry Logan are 
planning all sorts of smart affairs in 
her honor, and her presence in Los 
Angeles promises to be the motif for 
a perfect whirl of gaiety. One of the 
largest events of the week was the 
luncheon given in her honor Wednes- 
day at the California club by Mrs. 
William Parish Jeffries and her sister, 
Mrs. W. L. Graves, Jr., who enter- 
tained with a luncheon of sixty 
covers. Guests invited to meet Mrs. 
Logan included M rs - Walter Jarvis 
Barlow, Mrs. Howard Huntington, 
Mrs. Herman Janss, Mrs. John 
Mott, Mrs. Jefferson Paul Chandler, 
Mrs. Fowler Shankland, Mrs. Leo 
Chandler, Mrs. Henry C. Lee, Mrs. 
Fielding Stilson, Mrs. Thomas Lee 
Woolwine, Mrs. James Woolwine, 
Mrs. Ernest A. Bryant, Mrs. Gran- 
ville MacGowan, Mrs. Harold Cook, 
Mrs. Harold Braly, Mrs. Donald 
Frick, Mrs. Raymond Stephens, Mrs. 
D. G. Grant, Mrs. Edwin T. Earl, Mrs. 
Earl Anthony, Mrs. William S. Hook, 
jr., Mrs. E. A. McCarthy, Mrs. Homer 
Laughlin, jr., Mrs. Carroll Allen, Mrs. 
Harold Wrenn, Mrs. Samuel Haskins, 
Mrs. Will Workman, Mrs. Edward 
Bosbyshell, Mrs. F. Inwin Herron, 
Mrs. Alpheus Redman, Mrs. John 
Stuart, Mrs. Rae Smith, Mrs. Eugene 
Overton, Mrs. David McCartney, Mrs. 
Pierpont Davis, Mrs. S. O. Houghton, 
jr., Mrs. Robert Sherman, Mrs. Roy 
Koster, Mrs. Titian Coffey, Mrs. Wil- 
liam Carey Marble, Mrs. John McCoy, 
Mrs. Walter Clark, Mrs. E. P. Thorn, 
Mrs. Frank Gillellan, Mrs. Will 
Strong, Mrs. Samuel Bothwell, Mrs. 
Robert P. M.cReynolds, Mrs. Herman 
Kerckhoff, Mrs. Reginald Wood, Mrs. 
Jack Densham, Mrs. Arthur Braly, 
Mrs. George French Hamilton, Mrs. 
Charles Dick, Mrs. M. J. Connell, Mrs. 
Will Nevin, Mrs. Glen Spence, Miss 
Bess Millar, Miss Mary Clark, Miss 
Katherine Clark, Miss Lucy Clark, 
Miss Phila Milbank, Miss Kate Van 
Nuys, Miss Lois Chamberlain, Miss 
Katherine Bashford, Miss Mollie Ade- 
lia Brown, Miss Ethel Parker Shaw, 
Miss Helen Newlin, Miss Emily New- 
Iin, Miss Helen Klokke, Miss Eliza- 
beth Wolters, Miss Marion Macneil, 
Miss Elizabeth Wood, Miss Florence 
Wood, Miss Florence Silent, Miss 
Clara Mercereau, Miss Inez Clark, 
Miss Lucile Clark, Miss Anne Patton, 
Miss Marjorie Severance, Miss Echo 
Allen, Miss Nina Jones, Miss Mary 
Lindley. Miss Gertrude King, Miss 
Helen Salisbury, Miss Mildred Bur- 
nett, Miss Nixon, Miss Kitty Forinan, 
Miss Caroline Trask, Miss Fannie 
Rowan, Miss Helen Wells, Miss 
Clarisse Stephens, Miss Sallie Utley, 
Miss Charline Coulter, Miss Susan 
Carpenter, Miss Fannie Todd Carpen- 
ter, Miss Sada Johnson, Miss Minnie 
Bryan, Miss Mary Lee and Gertrude 

Miss Sallie Bonner, who arrived 
from the east Only a short time ago, 
is being honored with much pleas- 
ant attention. One of the prettiest 
affairs of the week was given to meet 
this young woman by Mrs. Carrie Fay 
Law, who entertained with a lunch- 
eon Wednesday at the home of her 
mother, Mrs. Frederick Wann in 
West Twenty-eighth street. Other 
guests for whom covers were laid 
were Mrs. Henry Carleton Lee, Mrs'. 
Walter M. Clark, Mrs. Titian Coffee, 
Mrs. Will Cook, Jr., Mrs. Ray Welsh, 
Miss Janet Garner, Miss Alice Elliott, 
Miss Grace Melius. 

Mr. and Mrs. Pern Johnson enter- 
tained with an informal and delightful 
dancing party Wednesday evening for 
their daughter, Miss Katherine, who 
has just returned from school in the 
east. The guests were all members of 
the younger set. 

Miss Nora Keating of Dover, Eng- 
land, who crossed the ocean and a 
continent to meet the man of her 
choice, was united in marriage with 
Cyril H. Bretherton Thursday morn- 
ing in St. Vibiana's cathedral, Rt. Rev. 
Thomas J. Conaty reading the service. 
The bride was attended by Mrs. La- 
mar Harris and Mrs. John Vallely, 
and Henry F. Young stood with the 
bridegroom. Following the church 
service a wedding breakfast was 
served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
Vallely in South Flower street, and 
Mr. and Mrs. Bretherton departed for 
Pacific Grove, where they will spend 
their honeymoon, returning to Los 
Angeles to occupy apartments in 
West Sixth street, where they wel- 
come friends after July IS. 

The marriage of Miss Maude E. 
Low, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter 
Low of East Eighteenth street, and 
George W. Howard, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. W. E. Howard of this city, was 
solemnized Thursday morning in 
Christ Episcopal church by Rev. 
Baker P. Lee in the presence of im- 
mediate relatives only. Mr. and Mrs. 
Howard, who are at Catalina for a 
short stay, will make their home in 
Los Angeles. 

Los Angeles friends of the bride- . 
groom are interested in the marriage 
of Miss Amy Parker and George D. 
Powers, which took place Wednesday 
at the home of the. bride's parents in 
Ely, Nev. Mr. Powers is the son of 
Dr. L. M. Powers of this city. The 
young people are graduates of the i 
University of Nevada, and after a 
wedding trip through the Yosemite 
they will return to the University,] 
where Mr. Powers occupies the chair 
of mechanics. 

At the home of the bride's mother, 
Mrs. Ida Reeves in Halldale avenue, 
was celebrated Wednesday the mar- 
riage of Miss Mary Reeves and Har- 
ley E. Riggins, Rev. E. A. Healy, 
D. D., officiating. The bride, a gradu- 
ate of the University of California, is 
a member of Entre Nous sorority. 
Mr. Riggins is a graduate of the law 
department of the same university 
and a member of the University club.. 
Following a trip through the northern 
part of the state Mr. and Mrs. Rig- 
gins will pass the summer at Ocean 

Mrs. Louis A. Gould entertained at 
her Scarff street residence Thursday 
with a luncheon of twelve covers, the 
occasion being a compliment to Mrs. 
Josiah Evans Cowles and Mrs. Philip 
Gengembre Hubert. 

Members of the younger set were 
delightfully entertained by Mr. and 
Mrs. Hancock Banning at their home 
in West Adams street Wednesday 
night, about sixty young people being 

St. John's Episcopal church was the 
scene of a beautifully appointed wed- 
ding the evening of June 23, when in 
the presence of one hundred or more 
guests Miss Marion Warr, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Warr of West 
Twenty-fourth street, became the 
bride of Herbert F. Field of Kansas 
City, Rev. Lewis G Morris officiating. 
Supper at the home of the bride's par- 
ents followed the nuptials, and Mr. 
and Mrs. Field left for a visit of a 
few davs with friends in San Diego 
and Coronado. The journey to 
Kansas City will be made over the 
Canadian Pacific, and the young peoj' 
pie will be at home to friends after 
August 1. 

The marriage of Miss Helen Grif- 


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burg, Scotland, a few of the 

of Mi-^ Jane 
it librarian of tl 
library in Redlai 
in Taltavall, scientist and enl- 
ist and number of the Red- 
I of health. Mi-> Shepard, 
of the late Mrs. Harriet: 
rd, is traveling in Europe 
with her sister, Mi-< I 
where they were joined a short time 
\ Dr. Taltavall. While the en- 
nent had not been formally an- 
il, i; was made known to a few- 
friends before the bride to be 
Udlands. The marriage will be 
quietly celebrated some time this sum- 
mer and Dr. Taltavall and his bride 
will return to Redlands in the fall. 

Many friends are interested in the 
marriage of Miss Hallie Lund, daugh- 
ter of Or. and Mrs. George J. Lund, 
and Walter N. Stamps, which was 
celebrated Wednesday night at 8:3(1 
at the home of t lie bride's parents in 
Maryland street in the presence 

number of friends. Rev. J. Whit- 
comb Brougher of Temple Baptist 
church officiating. The bride who was 
given in marriage by her father, was 
attired in white crepe de chine over 
satin, trimmed with pearls and lace 
that served to trim her mother's wed- 
ding gown nearly twenty-live years 
ago. She was attended by her sister, 
Mi-s Pauline Lund, as maid of honor, 
who wore pale yellow silk and carried 
Shasta daisies. Perry Stamps was 
best man. Yellow ribbons, forming 
an aisle to the altar were carried by 
Miss Florence Hall and Miss Gladys 
Somers, of Pueblo, Colo., a college 
friend of the bride. Miss Dorothy 
Staples of Alberta, Canada, played the 
wedding marches, and there were 
vocal selections by Miss Somers, with 
violin obligato by Miss Helen Page. 
Following the ceremony there was an 
informal reception and supper was 
served in the garden to a hundred 
guests, during which a program of 
harp music was given by Mrs. Jones. 
Mr. and Mrs. Stamps will return from 
a short wedding trip to occupy their 
new home at 1304 Lomita avenue, 
Glendale. where they will be at home 
to friends after August 1. 

Miss May Butterworth, daughter of 
Mrs. Mary Butterworth of West 
Thirty-second street, and T. W. 
Powell were united in marriage in 
Orchard Avenue Baptist church Tues- 
day evening, the ceremony being fol- 
lowed by an informal reception to 
friends in the church parlors. The 
bride who was gowned in heavy ivory 
satin with tulle veil and carried lilies 
of the valley, was given in marriage 
by her brother, Edward S. Butter- 
worth. The young people left at once 
for a short wedding trip, and on their 
return will be at home to friends al 
713 West Thirty-second street. 

Mrs. Mattisnn Boyd Jones, of 
Hobart Boulevard, entertained with a 
charmingly appointed afternoon affair 
recently in compliment to her si 
Mrs. Fred W. Pigg of Glendale, who 
with her husband came from Ken- 
tucky several months ago to locate in 
Southern California. Assisting the 
hostess was her mother. Airs. M. E. 
Smith, and her sisters, Mrs. Lucius 
Phillips of Glendale. and Mrs. Elma 
Evans. Mrs, William Porter and Airs 
Gi rgi B, Cass were at the coffee and 
tea urn. Other auest, present were 
Mrs. J. Hat - iod, Airs. W. H. 

lams, Mrs 

Millard, Mrs. C. T. Crowell, .Mrs. J. 

A. K - 11. I',. Vandci 

Mr>. B. F. KiernllT. Mrs. X. A Ross, 

Mrs. Frank Farley, Mr*. William 

y. .Mrs. ! i lure, Mrs. 

■ .1. Lund, Mrs Rad- 

Mrs. Rupert Johnson, Airs. 

Franklin Morgan, .Mrs. R, J. Iron- 

B. Cash, Mr- 

Miss Pauline I 
Miss Lulu Hlcan, Aliss Mau 
Mi~s Ruth Wood, Aliss Eva Glot 

i, Tex,. Aliss Anna Nelan, Miss 
Hallie Lund. Miss Marion Mel 
\l'-s Ruth K .ul and Miss 

\ luncheon of recent date was pre- 
sided over bj Miss Carrie Waddilove 
wdio entertained at her home in West 
Twenty-eighth street. Covers were 
laid fur Airs. I. N. Van Nuys, Mrs. 
Alfred Solano, Mrs. Cameron Erskine 
Thorn, Mrs. E. F. C. Klokke, Mrs 
George King. Airs. J. Ross Clark, Mrs. 
C. C. Carpenter, Airs. E. W. Smith. 

One of the interesting events dis- 
tinguishing the June calendar was the 
reception given by Airs. William J. 
Chichester at the Los Angeles Coun- 
try club to meet her mother, Mrs. 
Wheeden Gray. Several hundred 
guests were present, the hostess being 
assisted by Mrs. C. C. Carpenter, Mrs. 
Frank Burnett, Mrs. Willoughby Rod- 
man. Airs. Albert Crutcher, Mrs. West 
Hushes, Mrs. William K. Thompson, 
Airs. W. D. Woolwine, Mrs. William 
Monroe Lewis, Airs. Gail B. Johnson, 
Airs. E. J. Marshall, Mrs. Henry Elli- 
son Covert, Mrs. Melville Johnson, 
Miss Alice K. Parsons, Aliss E. H. Par- 
sons, Mrs. John Jay Aiken, Mrs. Mat- 
thew Robertson, Mrs. Erasmus Wil- 
son, Airs. William T. Johnson, Mrs. 
Jonathan Scott, Mrs. Lynn Helm, Mrs. 
Scott Helm, Mrs. Shirley C. Ward, 
Mrs. W. B. Matthews, Mrs. Giles Kel- 
logg, Mrs. S. S. Salisbury, Airs. W. C. 
Patterson, Mrs. John C. McCoy, Mrs. 
Harry Coburn Turner, Mrs. Kenneth 
Preuss, Mrs. O. T. Johnson, Mrs. 
James AlcFerran of Louisville, Ky., 
and Miss Annie Ward. 

Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Van Nuys are 
leaving today, accompanied by their 
daughter, Miss Kate, for Arrowhead, 
where they will pass the summer. Mr. 
and Mrs. Van Nuys were among 
those entertaining Monday night at 
the Mason to see Mrs. Fiske in 
"Becky Sharp," taking their guests 
later to the Alexandria. In the party 
were Miss Mildred Burnett and her 
house guest. Miss Milda Nixon, Miss 
Kate Van Nuys, Alessrs. John Black- 
more, Nat Head, Henry Davis. 

Dr. and Airs. Henry W. Howard 
gave one of the pleasantest of the 
week end affairs, entertaining with a 
dinner dance at the Virginia in com- 
pliment to Miss Elizabeth Wood and 
her cousin, Miss Katherine Johnson. 
Covers were laid for thirty. 

Mrs. Hugh Livingston Alacneil has 
issued invitations for July 6, when she 
will entertain with a formal dinner in 
compliment to three young women 
who have recently joined the ranks of 
the matrons. Mrs. Harold Cook, 
formerly Miss Virginia Johnson; Airs. 
Harold B. Wrenn, who before her 
marriage a few moons ago. was Miss 
I .us Allen; and Mrs. A. Robert El- 
more, recently of Washington, D. C, 
where she was known as Aliss Edith 
Lee Sutherland, and as the daughter 
of United States Senator and Airs. 
Sutherland had entree to the repre- 
sentative social life of the National 

Among the delightful affairs of the 
week was the dinner given by Dr. and 
Airs. West Hughes at their home in 
Wesl i bird street in compli- 

to Mr. and Mrs. A. Rohert El- 
more and Mr. and Airs. Harry Logan 

ni I 

1 Mrs. V\ 
d Mrs Titian Coffee and Air. 
and Ml Woolwine. 

Mr. and Airs. C. S in of 

have .-mi 

t of their daughter. 

Pauline Adele. and Claude Henri 
Birkett of IYnn Van,. X. *i . tin mai 

tO take place at the home of 

the bride's parents August 3. The in- 
ting secret was nude known 

Tuesday at a luncheon given by Mrs. 
man, covers being laid for 

tw elve, The young people will 

in I'enn Van. where Air. Birketl i 
ged in business. 

Air. and Mrs. Walter Allen Woods, 
whose marriage was quietly solem- 
nized last week at the home of the 
bride's mother. Airs. Robert Edwin 
Strang in Magnolia avenue, are pass- 
ing their honeymoon at Forest Home. 
On their return they plan to go to one 
of the beaches for the summer, and 
in the fall will come to Los Angeies 
to make their permanent home. 

Colonel and Mrs. John Al. C. 
Marble opened their Figueroa street 
home Tuesday evening to the 
New England College club, who 
entertained in honor of "Sweet- 
hearts and Wives" with a supper and 
vaudeville. There was an attendance 
of about 100 and the host and hostess 
were assisted in receiving by the fol- 
lowing officers and their wives: Dr. 
C. B. Nichols, president, and Mrs. 
Nichols; T. R. Croswell. vice-presi- 
dent and Airs. Croswell; William 
Carey Marble, secretary-treasurer, and 
Mrs. Marble. 

Mr. and Mrs. Dan MacFarland and 
daughter, Miss Sallie, are occupying 
the Leo Chandler home in West 
Twenty-third street this summer, dur- 
ing the absence of the Chandlers at 

A party of Los Angeles women who 
have purchased the Irving place in 
Eleventh street, Hermosa beach, and 
are planning to establish there a bach- 
elor girls' club, include Miss Mary E. 
Curran, Miss Pauline G. Curran, Miss 
Emma Bumiller, Miss Frances Whit- 
lock, Miss Augusta Carhart, Miss 
Elizabeth Whitcomb, Miss Jessie F. 
Rorick and Aliss Minnie Ward. 

Charles Brown of the steamship de- 
partment. German American Savings 
Bank, left Alonday evening with the 
following party of Angelenos on an 
extended tour of Honolulu and the 
volcano Kilauea. They will sail on 
the Pacific Mail S. S. Siberia: Will 
P. Stevens, Loren Stevens, Mr. and 
Arts, George W. Dickinson. Will G. 
Dickinson, Mrs. Mary K. Dickinson, 
Aliss Clara Wilson, Miss Edith Phelps, 
Aliss Edna M. Jacques, Mrs. A. E. 
Jacques, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Owen, 
Dr. and Airs. C. J. Moore, Airs. Han- 
nah Van Every, Miss Ella N. Cates, 
Air. O. V. Alapson.' 

Air. and Airs. D. R. Brearley. Air. 
and Airs. J. E. Cutler, Mr. and Airs. 
F. B. Deubell. Dr. and John Rieff and 
Airs. Emma C. Alarkell will leave Los 
Angeles today on an extended tour 
around the world, visiting Japan, 
China. Korea, Manchuria, India, Cey- 
lon. Egypt, Spain, etc. Others sailing 
on the same date are: Aliss Haidee 
Glasscock. Aliss Veda Tolchard, 
Charles Ross. William Toll. Aliss C. 
V. Young. Aliss J. Williamson. 

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"Becky Sharp" 

By the scholarly art of Mrs. Fis!;e 
and her company of Manhattan play- 
ers, tite characters of Thackery's im- 
mortal "Vanity Fair" are made to 
move in vari-colored pageantry before 
the eyes of him who sees Becky 
Sharp revived at the Mason this 
week. Whatever cannot be supplied 
by playwright and players because of 
dramatic limitations, one's own imagi- 
nation and memory speedily adds, 

Becky is as complex and irrestible a 
creature as Thackeray's and what 
more can be said? Never was her 
repression used to better effect than 
at the end of the crashing climax in 
Act III where, deserted by all, she sits 
down on the floor as if all props had 
given way beneath her, saying with 
her soft, rapid utterance, "I'm done 
for, I'm done for." 

Holbrook Blinn seconds the star in 
power, giving a masterly portrait of 
the Marquis of Steyne. Henry Steph- 

Margaret Anglin, in "The Awakening of Helena Richie." Mason Onera House 

until the book stands forth a brilliant, 
kaleidoscopic entity, as if transformed 
into life by a magician's power. 

It would be impossible to overes- 
timate the excellence of this produc- 
tion, seldom equalled in Los Angeles 
for detailed artistry. The splendid 
staging; the quaint costumes, works 
of art painstakingly and lavishly re- 
produced from old prints; and the 
finish and unction bestowed upon his 
role by each performer, contribute to 
a pictorial and dramatic feast. 

Mrs. Fiske will never live down her 
reputation as an "intellectual actress" 
unless she stops giving three years' 
close study to a single character and 
then launching it upon the public in 
all its mellowed perfection, veiled by 
her well-known naturalness, or the 
art which conceals art. Surely her 

enson is both virile and thick-headed 
as Rawson Crawley, which is as it 
should be. Sheldon Lewis, formerly 
with the Belasco Stock Company, 
appears slightly miscast as the faith- 
ful Dobbin, failing to fully convey the 
lovahleness of the character. Miss 
Florine Arnold portrays Miss Craw- 
ley in a humorous caricature that 
would delight Thackeray's heart, while 
Miss Alice John seems so inherently 
simpering, spineless and sweet as 
Amelia Sedley that it is difficult to 
realize that it is art and not nature 
which makes her so. The others of a 
large cast are almost without excep- 
tion delightful. 

Dorothy Russell Lewis. 

Hackett's Splendid Performance 
Henri Bernstein's "Samson" is a 

drama of real power and its presenta- 
tion at the Majestic this week has 
shown a performance so well rounded, 
so true to the best that there is in the 
strong lines, that it has been an event 
of real note in local stage annals. 
James K. Hackett's vivid portrait of 
the uncouth, primal, passionate but 
brainy dockman-millionaire, Brachard, 
is a masterly achievement. The work- 
ings of this blunt, unequivocal, huge- 
muscled and huge-willed man's mind 
as he struggles in the deceiving 
meshes of sophisticated Parisian so- 
ciety into which he has been drawn 
by his tremendous heart strings to 
be made a plaything of for the amuse- 
ment and profit of a class whose cul- 
tured subleties he becomes conscious 
of only as a strong man might become 
conscious of a soft silken cord being 
drawn ever so stealthily about his 
great throat, are depicted by Hackett 
with gripping realism. 

The third act of this play is power- 
ful. Before the drama opens Brach- 
ard, the common dock laborer of Mar- 
seilles, who has made himself a multi- 
millionaire and a dominant power in 
the world of speculative finance by 
sheer force of will and business 
acumen, has been married to Anne 
Marie, daughter of the Marquis and 
Marquise De'Andeline. He loves Anne 
Marie with the rough passion of a 
cave man primeval; but she has been 
literally sold to him by avaricious 
parents who covet the power of his 
gold. To her he is repulsive; her 
whole nature cringes under his heavy, 
hot touch, though she attempts to 
preserve the attitude of a wife toward 

Anne Marie, stifling under the de- 
votion of this single-hearted man. 
yields to the importunities of a lover, 
Jerome LeGovain, a jaunty, low-lived 
favorite of society, who appears to 
her uninformed mind a beau ideal, and 
attends with him a questionable sup- 
per party the night Brachard has ar- 
ranged a business trip to London. 

Brachard is warned of danger by 
Elise Vernette, a woman whom he 
has befriended in the past — a woman 
whom LeGovain has misused, but 
who loves him still. Brachard, every 
fibre of his huge, honest being atrem- 
ble with anguish, faces his wife as she 
enters their home in the small hours 
of the morning. Then — the tremend- 
ous third act. 

It can be seen that so far the ele- 
ments of the play are not original; 
indeed, described, they sound sordid. 
But they are worked up with the deft 
touch that is distinctive of the French 
dramatist; and when the apparently 
commonplace crisis is reached, the 
commonplace result is adroitly 

Brachard, the street-born, the hot- 
tempered, the ready-fisted, does not 
curse the erring wife, nor lay hands 
on the false friend. From the woman 
he learns, by quiet, dogged drilling 
into her secret with one reiterated 
question until his will has absolutely 
overpowered hers, who her lover is, 
and on the man he takes a revenge 
which may be fairly termed magnifi- 
cent. His fingers itch for that man's 
throat — his whole nature cries out for 
physical, material vengeance, for in 
his life so far subtleties have ever been 
beside the question. But now he 
holds back, convulsed, almost, with 
delight at the thought of a splendidly 
subtle torture. 

This false friend. LeGovain. has 
the advantage over Brachard of aris- 
tocratic birth, but he was poor when 
Brachard first met him, and the dock- 
man heloed the gentleman to his for- 
tune with his advice on investment in 
certain copoer stocks on which Brach- 
ard's own fortune is founded, and in 
which his influence is paramount in 
the market. 

Brachard, after making all his ar- 
rangements through trusted business 
agents, to break the market at a cer- 
tain hour, invites Jerome LeGovain 
to meet him in an apartment which he 

has engaged in the Hotel Ritz. There, 
under the guise of delighted friend- 
ship and sumptuous entertainment, 
uncouth Brachard, his hard hands all 
atwitch with desire for LeGovain's 
actual, physical life blood, withholds 
himself in patient expectancy of the 
moment which is to fall more heavily 
on his victim than could any dock- 
man's hands. The stock exchange is 
just across the street; Brachard gloats 
and waits for the savage murmur 
which will inevitably rise up and in 
at the windows as the news of the 
crash in copper spreads through the 

It is heard at last; and what passes 
between those two men, in that room, 
while Brachard's vengeance impends, 
is part of a dramatic crisis such as 
is not often staged. Brachard, like 
Samson of old, throws his last great 
strength against the pillars of the 
temple — the money temple — and goes 
down with his victim in a crash that, 
for pure nerve and dramatic effect, 
hardly could have been surpassed by 
the strong man's catastrophe in that 
Biblical shrine. 

Hackett's delivery of Brachard's 
sarcastic lines to LeGovain, on the 
aristocratic understanding of the term 
"honor," is a striking bit in a superbly 
handled scene. 

A great deal of praise is due Arthur 
Hoops for his apt characterization of 
Jerome LeGovain. He contributes 
much to the strength of Hackett's 

Miss Beatrice Beckley, Mr. Hack- 
ett's English leading woman, pictures 
Anne Marie with much charm and 
quiet strength. In the wife's scene 
with Brachard on her return from the 
clandestine party, when she wavers 
b 'tween the horror of the repulsive 
orgy into which she has been deceived 
by the lover whom she had believed 
her ideal, and fascinated fear of the 
husband she loathes, she was particu- 
larly effective. 

Myrtle Vane is very successful in 
her interpretation of the hopelessly 
wise, intrigue-weary woman whom the 
author names Elise Vernette. 

The old favorite of Los Angeles 
audiences, John Burton, does one of 
the. best impersonations of his long 
list in the part of the Marquis, in 
which he is assisted by our own Flor- 
ence Oberle in the role of the Mar- 

Summed up, "Samson" does not 
sound like a great play, but its situa- 
tions "are developed in a way which 
makes it a most striking drama. At 
the end the wife softens toward her 
uncouth mate, touched by his sudden 
poverty and reverses, which some 
would call the ordinary and expected 
conclusion; but the truth of the finale 
is convincing, and is reached in a 
most artistic fashion. 

Lanier Bartlett. 

Richard Bennett — Real Quality 

That Los Angeles recognizes an 
actor of quality whenever that rare 
person appears, and is true to its first 
impressions of a player when he 
chooses to return to her from the 
hearts of other cities, is evidenced by 
the reception of Richard Bennett at 
the Burbank this week. 

In the mind of a playgoer of any 
carefulness, the part in which Bennett 
makes his local reappearance — Pierre, 
of "Pierre of the Plains" — must be a 
decided handicap, for his particular 
■talents are adapted to dramas of a 
finer, smoother texture than this one. 
But his work is distinctive and indi- 
vidual even in open melodrama. 

Contrast his truly great John Shand 
in Barrie's "What Every Woman 
Knows," which he recently inter- 
preted here in support of Maude 
Adams, with this week's Pierre, and 
the disappointment must be keen. But 
mingled with it is a very great pleas- 
ure in being able to see Bennett again 
in anything at all, so restful are his 
methods in comparison with those of 
usual player folk. The Burbank can- 


nting it. 

Taitli in g Mr 

impending dcpartun 
• a real i 
Mi" Ramhcau is pretty and quite 
adequately emoti fact, real 

thrilling— in the guise of the hei 
All the rest of them, 

an, Marks. Gilbert, I 
melodrama rousingly well. 

At Flying Heart Ranch 

hearted seeker alter 
amusement the one best bet in Los 
les last week and this, has been 
>, where, in "Going S 
Lewis Stone and his cow boj 
following hard after Charlie Ruggles 
and a champion team of college ath- 
letes, have corralled and branded a 
bunch of laughs 

have escaoed and stampeded to the 
audience, running down every thing in 

They even get the man with the 
grouch who sits hack in the right hand 
corner under the balcony, while For 
that nightmare, the blues, no prescrip- 
tion ever compounded was half so 
efficacious as a sight of James Corri- 
gan kneelin on a 2x4 prayer rug — 
the mark — with eyes and hands 
sly raised to the maze of pulleys 
is" above, while he mumbles 
Frenzied Allah incantation. 

This jolly Armstrong-Beach product 
has furnished an admirable vehicle for 
the men of the Belasco company, 
affording them excellent opportunities 
for character delineation, but with 
the exception of Adcle Farrington the 
tier have had little to do beyond 
looking pleasant and providing the 
isary feminine note for the grand 
ranch mix-up. As "Marietta, a prod- 
uct of the country," whose irrepressi- 
ble amorous propensity makes trouble 
for half the boys in the outfit, Miss 
Farrington presents a bit of work that 
is full of color and delightfully clear 
and is especially commendable for 
costuming and make ud. 

The part of J. Wallincton Speed 
might have been written for Charlie 
Ruggles. for it fits like an old coat, 
and the cordial sympathy of the audi- 
ence follows him through all the 
devious maze in which he entangles 
himself in his efforts to win the hand 
of his athlete loving sweetheart. 
Frank Camp, as Aurelio Maria Car- 
rarra, the jealous Mexican admirer of 
Marietta, was most happily cast, and 
Wayland Trask played- with hue dis- 
crimination the part of one Berkeley 
Fresno, an unoopular Stanford cham 
who seeks to throw discredit on his 
rival, the would be sprinter, because 
be too, is in love with Helen Blake of 
Stanford, a 'part in which Florence 
Oakley appears. 

Lewis Stone lias gracefully retired 
from the lime light during this two 
weeks in favor of other members of 
the company, playing the part of 
Willie, the bad man and dead shot of 
the Flying Heart outfit, but Belasco's 
leading man is warned here and now 
that be is not to consider that he is 
establishing a precedent, for Hamlet 
is never Hamlet with the prince among 
the courtiers. 

Remembered laughter is a keen 
appetizer, and there are in Los An- 
geles many lovers of dyed-in-the-wool 
comedy who , after a time, will glad- 
ly take another trip to Flying Hearl 
ranch with the Belascans. 

Orpheum This Week 

"Self Defense." a dramatic playlet 

by George Broadhurst, is this week's 

best offering at the Orpheum. lis 

one situation is intensely dramatic and 

the in lie dumb Italian 

- well writ- 


d and the interest i- 


decidedly superior cl 

As the 1 ii Mr. 

Frank tits "A Hunter's 

Game," introducing some very clever, 
if somewhat timeworn, bird and ani 
mal imitatio is \ handsome setti r 
contributes 9ome interesting touches 
and Marie Stone has the pai i o 
"Summer Girl." La Toy Brothei 
clever acrobats though their act pre- 
sents no new featl 

The median-, 1 tarry Fid- 

dler and R. Byron Shelton, present 
a rather disjoint! : mgs and 

impersona I«, the latter contributing 

some catchy piano selections. Mable 
ne & Co., Lily Lena, the Her- 
: urtiss aeroplane, and .lame- 11. 
Cullen are survivals From last week. 
A splendid moving picture of the 
funeral of Edward VI 1 closed the per- 

Margaret Anglin Coming to the Mason 

Beginning Wednesday evening, July 
6th. and for the remainder of the 
week, with Saturday matinee, Marg- 
aret Anglin will appear at the Mason 
t Ipera House in "The Awakening of 
Helena Richie," an adaptation of 
Margaret Deland's story of the same 
name. The play in four acts has been 
made by Charlotte Thompson, a 
young Californian playwright. 

"The Awakening of Helena Richie" 
was first produced early last Septem- 
ber at the Savoy Theater, in New 
York, where it had a run of over four 
months. Local playgoers who admire 
Margaret Deland's stones, have no 
reason to regret that her book has 
found its way to the footlights, which 
seems to be the inevitable destiny for 
many of the successful novels that 
contain human interest. 

The story of the play is so well 
known that it does not need recapitu- 
lation here. The assurance that the 
dramatist has successfully preserved 
the old-world atmosphere of Margaret 
Deland's work is interesting and 

The supporting company includes 
Eugene Ormonde, John R. Crauford, 
Walter Howe, Eugene Shakespeare, 
Halbert Brown, Raymond Hackett, 
Sally Williams and Gertrude Swigett. 
On Saturday night Miss Anglin will 
give a special performance of her 
original success "Mrs. Dane's De- 

Majestic — Harned Coming 

The Majestic theater will be dark 
next week, following the engagement 
of James K Hackett, after which an- 
otner star comes for a limited season. 
This time it will be a woman who 
comes to Los Angeles to carry out 
the Morosco policy of providing en- 
tertainment all summer at the Majes- 
tic at "summer bargain prices." Miss 
Virginia Harned, wdio has not been 
seen on the Pacific Coast for a good 
many seasons, has been engaged to 
head a selected company. She is a 
versatile actress and will be seen in 
several of her successes, varying from 
light comedy to heavy drama. Her 
first piece will be "The American 
\\ idow." Later she will give "Anna 
K.irenina," a dramatization of Tol- 
Stoy's novel. Her leading man will be 
William Courtenay. 

Orpheum Next Week 

The headline feature at the 
Orpheum for the week beginning with 
next Monday's matinee will be a dra- 
matic sketch. "The Code Book," by De 
Witte Kaplan and Herbert Walter, in 
which Charles F. Hammond and Allen 
At well have appeared all over the 
country. This deals with the attempt 
of a Japanese, disguised as a Filipino, 
to gain possession of certain secret 

'""" ll given him 

lymcnl II. i- discovered and 
recruit w I 

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Spadoni 1 mghl hack 

10 Ami . | -.Hem,, 

circuit. He i- the man » 

cannot ball 

tiles with the utmost i i om i 
sensational fi ats being that in whii h 

he jump,- on a spi ing board, toss 

nugi torpi do ni Hi.- ait and cat 
it on his neck. 

Lynns and Vosco, sons of Italy, 
bring a musical acl I j ons is a 

'st ;M1,1 i plays the \ iolin and 

sings a number of songs. 

Hal Merrill, a college boj comedian 
and cartoonist, will introduce a num- 
ber of stunt- with the crayon, enliven- 
ing his work with a fund of humor. 

Edward Abeles and hi- company 
will repeat their sketch, "Self De- 
fence." and other features will be 
Frank Stafford & Co., in "A Hunter's 
Game," Fiddler and Shelton, the 
colored comedians, and La Toy 
Brothers, the comedy acrobats. There 
will be a new lot of motion pictures. 

The following week Vesta Victoria, 
the English comedienne, will appear 
at the Orpheum, for the first time in 
Los Angeles 


The second and last week of "Pierre 
of the Plains" at the Burbank with 
Richard Bennett in the title role, will 
begin with the matinee Sunday. This 
is one of the most unusual plays 
which the Burbank has produced in 
some time, for a variety of reasons. 
In the first place it combines a ro- 
mantic story with an interesting char- 
acter study, the leading person in the 
drama being an altogether different 
sort of person from the average hero 
of fiction and drama. He is a man 
with a good many faults, but none of 
these is of sufficient importance or 
magnitude to detract from his general 
makeup, rather, on the contrary, tend- 
ing to make him a more lovable, hu- 
man character. He is a fatalist, and 
believes that he will succeed "when 
the cards are right," but he does not 
believe in sitting around and waiting 


■in. He i 

he has a mi 

rj Ming he 
smiles with 

thrill- Such a Pii i the picture 

liett draw-. 
' ii J Boj ." a new play by 

Selwyn, who dramal 
"Pierre ol the Plains," is now ui 

n ation ai i he Burb inl under the 
personal direction ol the author. 


i omul, ncing Mondaj a ith a Fourth 
ol Julj matinee, Lewis S. Stone and 
the Belasco company will give the 
first stock production of Eugene Wal 
ter's play of the Canadian woods, "The 

Mr. Walter has gone to the pictur- 
esque and wild Hudson Bay country 
for his characters and locale. 

Mr. Stone will have the pari ol 
Jules Beaubien; Mr. Yerance wili play 
the pari of Andrew McTavisli and 
Miss Oakley will be seen as his daugh- 
ter. Mr. Vivian will have the part of 
Batiste, Mr. Camp will be McDonald. 
the American engineer and Charles 
Ruggles will have the role of his as- 

Following "The Wolf," the Belasco 
company will give for the first time 
in this city Shubert's comedy, "Billy." 

Perils of the Alphabet 

A Washington street car conductor, 
born in London and still a cockney, 
has succeeding in extracting thrills 
from the alphabet — imparting excite- 
ment to the names of the national 
capital's streets. On a recent Sunday 
morning he was calling the streets 
thus : 





At this point three prim ladies 
picked up their prayer books and left 
the car. — Lippincott's Magazine. 

"Your novel is evidently the result 
of inspiration." "Yes; I didn't start 
it until after reading the advertising 
notices my publisher got up." — Louis- 
ville Courier-Journal. 


* Beginning Sunday Matinee July 3, Second Week Near Sixth 

RICHARD BENNETT a s n t d o C t ^VoK a n n y k 

In Edgar Selwyn s Thrilling « P | ERRE Q f { ^ p^^ 

Prices 25, 50, 75c. Matinees Saturday and Sunday. 10, 25. 50c. 



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Matinee, 10c. 25c. 50c 
Night. 10c. 25c,-50c, 75c 

"The Cede Book," with C. F. 
Hammond and Allen At- 

Paul Spadcni, The Inimi- 
table in "The Juggler's Re- 

Lycns & Yosco, "Son- of 
Italy." the Harpist and the 

Hal Merritt, the College Boy 
from Ipswich. 

Frank Stafford & Co., I 're- 
senting "A Hunter's Game." 

Fiddler & Shelton, Colored 
Comedians who Play, Sing 
and Impersonate. 

LaToy Brothers, Comedy Ac- 

Last week of the Great Dra- 
matic Success. Edward 
Abeles & Co. in "Self De- 

Orpheum Motion Pictures 

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Margaret (Management of "The A wakening of 

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Mrs. Dane's Defence" 

Seats Now on Sale 

Saturday Night Only: 

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Ellis Club Gives Notable Closing 

Back of many conceits there is the 
spectre of money — hopes of making 
money. Not so with several of the 
singing clubs of Los Angeles. The 
Ellis and the Orpheus clubs (male 
voices) and the Lyric club (female 
voices), the first and the last number- 
ing about sixty voices each, and the 
Orpheus about forty-five, have their 
list of supporting members and give 
their concerts to these and their 
friends, putting no tickets on sale. 

These clubs exist for the musical 
pleasure of their members, as well as 
for the financial profit of their leaders. 
In some places the latter item is first, 
but not in this case. 

The Ellis club closed its fourteenth 
season with an unusually good pro- 
gram Tuesday night. Simpson audi- 
torium was filled to overflowing with 
ticket holders. This club has the en- 
viable record of more persons desir- 
ing to secure tickets at $10.00 a sea- 
son than it can accommodate, and 
there is quite a waiting list of appli- 

The program offered the following 
choruses by the club: "Defiance," by 
Attenhofer; "The Asra," by Hatch; 
"The Dew Drops Fall," by Spicker; 
"Chorus of Spirits and Hours," by 
Dudley Buck; "Ever of Thee," by 
Hall;' "The Lotus Flower," by Schu- 
mann; "Beauteous Night" (the bar- 
carolle from "Tales of Hoffman"), by 
Offenbach; and "Fair as the Roses 
Red," by Nessler. 

Of these of course the piece de re- 
sistance was the Dudley Buck num- 
ber. This is an alternation of tenor 
solos and choruses, accompanied by 
piano, organ and small orchestra, 
mostly strings. The effect was ex- 
cellent, as the chorus, under Mr. Pou- 
lin's able direction, has reached a high 
degree of skill in shading and the 
instruments were in good hands. 

The balance of parts is well con- 
sidered and with auditorium suited to 
such work — and Simpson is not — the 
unusual ensemble would have pro- 
duced still more effective results. 

One always expects good solo work 
at these concerts; but on this occasion 
the club was unusually fortunate in 
its selection of artists. Constance 
Balfour, recently returned from an 
eastern concert trip, sang the "Romeo 
and Juliette" waltz and Stephens' 
"Nightingale." She is a soprano 
whom one can hear without fear that 
she soon will take some high notes, 
for when she does they are clearly 
and easilv rendered. Her tone pro- 
duction is excellent and her stage 
presence is equally pleasing. 

The tenor in the Buck chorus and 
the soloist on the second part of the 
program was Henri La Bonte (bo- 
tanical name; common name Henry 

He has graduated from baritone to 
tenor realms and made the hit of the 
evening, achieving three recalls for 
his , "Rudolf's aria" from "La Bo- 
heme." His "La Donna e Mobile" 
reminded one of Russo's singing of 
this aria, though it was less fiery and 
more sentimental. Mr. Balfour has 
made excellent progress in the past 
year or two and deserves a location 
where tenors are more appreciated. 
He has the operatic instinct and would 
be well placed in a good opera com- 

Another attraction of this concert 
was the plaving of the Krauss string 
nuartet (Messrs. Krauss, Seiling, 
Bierlich and Opid), which offered the 

Greig "Romanza" op. 27 and two 
movements of the Haydn quartet, op. 
64, No. 6. The playing of the jolly 
Haydn excerpts and the beautiful 
Greig quartet was received with much 

Messrs, Jepson, Dunn, Foshay and 
Hancock sang the quartet section of 
Max Spicker's quartet with beautiful 
tonal balance and Mr. Jepson, who 
has been much in request of late in 
local concerts, sang the solo in the 
Offenbach barcarolle. Miss O'Don- 
oughue at the piano and Mrs. Chick 
at the organ furnished the accom- 

In all, the concert was one of the 
best ever offered by this notable club, 
which divides the male chorus honors 
of the west with the Loring club of 
San Francisco. 

In recognition of Miss O'Donoug- 
hue's approaching visit to Europe the 
club presented her with a ship made of 
flowers. Miss O'Dououghue will spend 
a year in Europe, hearing and seeing 
the main attractions at Munich and 
Oberammergau this summer. 

W. F. Gates. 

Ralph Ginsburg has begun his vio- 
lin studies with Caesar Thompson in 
Bruxelles. The great teacher writes 
Arnold Krauss, Ginsburg's former in- 
structor, as follows: 

"I am happy to say that your pupil, 
Ralph Ginsburg, was well taught by 
you. He has a beautiful tone, good 
taste in phrasing and I think has good 
material in him to make a distin- 
guished artist. I see with satisfaction 
that you do not content yourself, like 
so many teachers, to gather dollars 
only, but are doing art work and are 
properly guiding your pupils." 

Naturally, Mr. Krauss was much 
pleased to receive this testimonial to 
his teaching and to Ginsburg's merits. 

Pupils concerts are like the leaves 
in Vallambrosia at present. Current 
concerts of the kind are announced 
by the Los Angeles Conservatory of 
Music, Vreda Ellmore, Margaret Guhl, 
Grace Shelton, Katherine 'Vost, the 
Verdi School of Singing and a score 
of others. 

The Von Stein Academy of Music 
have issued invitations for a musicale 
to be given on Tuesday evening, July 
5, in Gamut Auditorium. This event 
will be especially interesting because 
of the distribution of free scholar- 
ships to students. 

Musical America recently printed 
an interview with Andre Benoist. 
Mme. Nordica's accompanist, and who 
is an honorary member of the Gamut 
Club, voicing the professional accom- 
panist's quarrel with the public for his 
relegation to the background, and for 
its lack of appreciation of the Import- 
ance of his work. The portions 
quoted give the trend of the article: 

The accompanist is perhaps the 
most maligned component of the artis- 
tic cosmos. Nine-tenths of concert- 
goers are ignorant of his tribulations 
and few have the correct idea of his 
true functions. 

On this topic some highly interest- 
ins; information was recently fur- 
nished Musical America by Andre 
Benoist, whose work with Mme. 
Nordica and other eminent personages 
has called forth praise about as ardent 
as the accompanist of today can legi- 
timately expect. 

"While the vast majority may not 
anpreciate the fact, there are three 
classes of accompanists — those who 
take home their music several days 

before the concert and fairly kill 
themselves studying it; those who 
have played six hundred or more re- 
citals with one and the same artist, 
and those who are obliged to go on 
at the last minute, without previous 
preparation, completely subject to the 
caprices of a singer or player with 
whose methods he is entirely un- 

"Need I add that of the successful 
ones in these three branches the last 
is by far the most entitled to whatever 
laurels may come to him. * * * 

"Such an accompanist must be a 
musician to 'his finger tips, must in- 
stinctively, as it were, grasp the 
artist's desires, no matter how far the 
results carry him from his customary 
ways. Often than not it is just a mat- 
ter of nerve. * * - * 

"The attitude of audiences toward 
accompanists and accompaniments is 
slow, very slow in changing. It is 
curious how many persons believe 
that the more softly an accompanist 
1'lays the better he must be. It is 
this state of mind which prompts them 
to disregard the instrumental pre- 
ludes, interludes and postludes which 
have been developed to such a 
marvelous degree in the songs of 
the modern writers. The old-time 
'accompaniments' — cheap musical de- 
vices mostly — have disappeared, but 
still audiences have not the sense to 

open their ears to the exquisite melo- 
dies and highly colored harmonies 
with which they have been replaced, 
the beauties of which sometime mak- 
ing even the voice seem a disturbing 
element. People cannot understand 
that they are quite as important as the 
voice and oftentimes more so. * * * 
"As to the relative difficulties in 
accompanying singers or instrumenta- 
lists, I believe the latter to be less 
trying. A violinist or 'cellist has 
generally played in an orchestra and 
hence is disciplined to avoid exagger- 
ations and liberties. A singer is not. 
He has been accustomed to having 
things as he wants it, and so you 
must constantly be on the lookout." 

Frederick Stevenson, resident of 
Los Angeles, but musical citizen of ' 
all-America by reason of the splendid 
worth of his church compositions, is | 
at present engaged upon a romantic 1 
comedy opera. Mr. Stevenson's fine I 
"Viennese Serenade," which was re- 
cently given here by the Eurydice i 
club, and has been sung with success , 
in New York, Chicago, London, j 
Washington and other cities, indicates | 
that Mr. Stevenson's talent lies not 
alone along the line of church music 
in which he has attained such distin- 
guished success. The new opera, 
therefore, will be awaited with keen , 
interest. — Oakland Enquirer. 


Following is the report of the indus- partment includes the Free Labor 
trial department of Associated Chari- Bureau, Wood Yard, Boarding House 
ties for the month of May. This de- and Supply Department: 

Men working for — 

Groceries or rent 3 

Bed and board , 191 

Meals furnished 707 

Beds furnished 217 

Wood sold : 00 

Amount received for wood 00 

Number of men paid in groceries, bed, board, etc., with or without 

family 194 

Note — 707 meals bought at the cheapest restaurant (good wholesome 

food) wouid have cost IS cents each, or .$106.05 

707 meals furnished by us cost — 

Bread $ 6.00 

Meat ._ 18.40 

Groceries 32.80 

Gas for range 8.87 


A saving of $ 39.98 

An average of 9 3-Sc. 

217 beds at usual price paid by Associated Charities for homeless men, 

10c each $ 21.70 

Rent paid for entire grounds and house 35.00 

Net rent paid $ 13.50 

Estimated value of second-hand clothes supplied to needy persons at 

low second-hand valuation $216.00 

Labor Bureau — 

Applications registered 162 

Employment obtained for 128 

On waiting list 34 

Please note that in finding employment for 128 men, we saved to the un- 
employed of the citv their employment fees at an average of $2 per man, mak 
ing a total of $256.00. 

Maud — So he had the cheek to ask 
my age, did he? Well, what did you 
tell him? Ethel— I told him I didn't 
know positively; but I thought you 
were just twenty-four on your thir- 
tieth birthday.— The Club-Fellow. 

came him. "James I," he exclaimed, 
"was a knave, a tyrant, a fool, a liar, 
a coward; but I love him, I worship 
him, because he slit the throat of that 
blackguard Raleigh, who invented this 
filthy smoking." — London Chronicle. 

Swinburne and Tobacco 

Mr. Swinburne was one of the 
haters of tobacco. He hated it almost 
as thoroughly as he admired Victor 
Hugo. One dav, it is said, he strolled 
into the Arts Club vainly seeking for 
a room that was not filled with 
smokers, At length his feelings over- 

Blanchard Hall Studio Buildirg 

Devoted exclusively to Music, Art, Science 

Studios and Hills for all purposes for rent. Lars- est 
Shidiobuildina in the Wot. For terms and all infor- 
mation apply to F. W. BLANCH ARD, 
233 S Broadway - - 232 S. Hill St. 
Lot Angeles, California 




An indexed review of all action by Council, Board of Public Works, Commissions and Officials, relating to property 
improvement or of general interest. Record closes Wednesday night. 

Public WorK by Streets 

Second St 

it improve- 

.1. and 175 it. W. ol 
irive, private contract. Ret. 
Second St.; pet. from Merchants 
impro\ ement ot 
twecn Wes 
n<l St. Andrew ivate 

contract. Ref. to Bd. Pub. \\ ks. 
3rd St.; final ord. changing am 

nig the grade of the north side 
of said street from Saratoga St. to a 
point 341.32 feet easterly therefrom. 
4th St.: ord. of intention to imp 

nle of said street, between 
nd a point 165 feet wester- 
ly therefrom, by curbing and side- 
walking. This work is to be done 
under the provisions of the Johnson 
Act. Adopted. This ordinance re- 
t irdinance No. 19,712 (New Ser- 

Fourth St., Wilmington; pet. from 

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, 

asking that curb lines be established 

eet front Vermont Ave. to 

S. P. R. R. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Seventh St., Wilmington; pet. from 
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, 
asking that curb lines be established 
on said street from X St. to Vermont 
Ave. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Seventh St.; pet. from Albert H. 
Reach, et al, for the improvement of 
said street, Los Angeles River to 
Boyle Ave. Cash act. Ref. to Bd. 
Pub. Wks. 

ICth St.; pet. from T. W. Bishop et 
al, for street light on E. 10th St. 30O 
ft. W. of Central. Ref. to Bd. Pub. 

11th and Denker; pet. from the First 
Swedish Baptist iChurch et al, asking 
for electric light at intersection of said 
streets. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

16th St.; pet. from Theo. Pliefer, 
asking that he be relieved from pay- 
ing penalties levied against his prop- 
erty for the widening of 16th St. and 
that he be allowed to redeem said 
property at the original assessment. 
Ref. to Finance Com. and City Atty. 
for report. 

21st St.; ord. establishing the grade 
of said street from Western Ave. to 
Oxford Ave. Adopted. 

21st St.; ord. establishing the grade 
of said street from Hobart Blvd. to 
F.a Salic Ave. Adopted. 

22nd St.; ord. establishing the grade 
of said street from Western Ave. to 
Harvard Blvd. Adopted. 

27th St.; final ord. changing and es- 
tablishing the grade of the north side 
ol said street from Arlington St. to a 
point 150 ft. west. Adopted. 

35th Place; pet. from G. S. Catudal. 
for improvement of said St., Arling- 
ton to Cimarron, private contract. 
Ref, to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

36th St.; pet. from P. Gagliano, 
et al. asking that said street be 
opened to a width of 60 Ft. from 
South Park Ave. to San Pedro St. 
Ref, to Bd. Pub. Wks with instruc- 
tions to confer with the property 
owners in the immediate vicinity of 
the proposed opening, 

36th St.; ord. establishing the grade 
of said street from Second Vve. I" 
Arlington St. Adopted. 

36th Place; pet. from G. S. Catudal, 
for the improvement of said St., Arl- 
ington to Van Ness, private contract. 
Ref. to Bd Pub Wks 

37th Place: ord, establishing the 
street between Third 
'■■.■. i ■. and Arlington St. Adopted. 

37th Place; pel 
for improvement St., Arling- 

ton to Van Ness, pri contract. 

Pub. W ks 
43rd Place; pet. from G. S. Stub- 
Id et al, for the improvement of 
street under Grovi J hns in Act, 

between II nd \ ! I in. on 

Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks, 

55th St.; ord. establishing the grade 
..■I, Comp ton A v i o 
the most easterly line of Long Beach 
Ave. Adopted. 

2nd Ave.; ord establishing the 
grade of said street from Thirty-sixth 
St. to Santa Monica Ave. Adopted. 

Ave 21; protest from Lewis Wertz, 

. protesting against the proposed 

ge in grade of said street between 

Pasadena and Mozart. Ref. to City 

Eng. for report as to frontage. 

Ave. 22; protest from Drs. Allen 
nil Allen, protesting against the pro- 
posed change in grade of said street 
between Pasadena Ave. and Hayden 
St. Ref. to City Eng. for report as 
to frontage. 

Ave. 23; protest from S. E. Grot- 
zinger, protesting against proposed 
change in grade of said street from 
Hayden St. to Ave. 24. Ref. to City 
Eng. for report as to frontage. 

Ave. 24; protest from Sarah E. Ford, 
et al, protesting against the proposed 
change in grade of said street, Pasa- 
dena to Manitou. Ref. to City Eng. 
for report as to frontage. 

Ave. 52; ord. for the construction of 
cement sidewalks four feet in width 
on portions of said street between 
Longfellow St. and the west line of 
Highland Glen. This work is to be 
done under the provisions of the 
Johnson Act. Adopted. 

Alley; pet. from Myer Lissner. et 
al, asking for the opening of an alley 
from 8th St. to 9th St. between Spring 
St. and Broadway. Granted. 

Alley; ord. abandoning proceedings 
for the improvement of the alley be- 
tween Ave. 62 and Ave. 63. Adopted. 

Alley; ord. authorizing property 
owners to construct a sewer under 
private contract in the alley west of 
Santa Fe Ave. between Atlantic St. 
and 7th St. Adopted. 

Arlington St.; pet. from G. S. 
Catudal, for improvement of said St. 
Jefferson to Santa Monica, private 
contract. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Arlington St.; final ord. changing 
and establishing the grade of said 
street from Adams St. to 28th St. 

Arlington St.; ord. establishing the 
grade of said street from Jefferson St. 
to Santa Monica Ave. Adopted. 

Alta St.; ord. of intention to change 
and establish the grade of said street 
from North Broadway to Manitou 
Ave. Adopted. 

Amador St.; ord. abandoning pro- 
ceedings for the improvement of said 
street between Bouett St. and Yuba 
St. Adopted. 

Albion St.; ord. of intention to im- 
prove said street, between Main St. 
and Ave. 21, by curbing and sidewalk- 
ing. This work is to be done under 
the provisions of the Johnson Act. 
This ordinance repeals Ordinance No. 
20.40S (New Series). 

Adams and Hobart; final ord. to 
construct 2 steel concrete culverts at 
Adams street and Hobart Blvd., to- 
gether with 820 square feet of asphalt 
repaving and the reconstruction of 
75 5 square feet of vitrified block gut- 
ter. . 

Allesandro St. and Cove Ave.;lrom 

I os Angeles Inter-Urban Railway Co.. 

ii rpetual easement and right of 

way for sewer purposes over a por- 

tion of the right of .' 

■ \ll, sandi " St. and 
v., ipted. 

Aliso St. Bridge; City Atty. trans- 
i to the Bd. ol Pub, W ks. a modi- 
fication of the contract between the 
Luy and the Barbour Asphalt Co. for 
the paving of the Aliso bt. bridge. 

Broadway, Wilmington; pet. from 
Harry Barndollar, et al, asking for the 
widening of said street from 1st to 
7th Sts. to an 8U ft. St. Kef. to Bd. 
Pub. WKS. 

Broadway, Wilmington; pet. from 
W ilmington Chamber of Commerce, 
asking that curb lines be established 
on said street from /th St. to S. end 
of Broadway. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Broadway, (Wilmington); petition 
from the Wilmington Improvement 
Co., asking for the widening and ex- 
tension of Broadway from Seventh St. 
southerly to the water front. Denied. 

North Broadway; action brought to 
condemn a portion of Lot 1 ot Wil- 
son's Buena Vista St. Tract for the 
widening of North Broadway, (for- 
merly Buena Vista St.), submitted to 
arbitration. Value of said lot and 
improvements fixed at $5,300.00. Find- 
ings of Arbitration Com. adopted and 
said sum ordered transferred from 
General Expense Fund to City Atty's. 

Bird St.; ord. authorizing property 
owners to construct a sewer under 
private contract in said street between 
Cornwell St. and Chicago St. 

Bird St.; pet. from M. G. Smith et 
al, for the improvement under Bond 
Act of said St. between St. Louis and 
Cornwell Sts. Ref. to Bd. Pub. 

Bird St.; pet. for the sidewalking 
of said St. between St. Louis and 
Cornwell Sts., Johnson Act. Ref. to 
Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Blanchard St.; pet. from W. B. Ray- 
mond Co. et al, for the improvement 
of said St. between Evergreen Ave. 
and E. city boundary, bond act. Ref. 
to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Blanchard St.; ord. establishing the 
curb lines on said street, between 
Evergreen Ave. and the east city* 
boundary, ten feet from the respec- 
tive property lines of said Blanchard 
St., and repealing Ordinance No. 18,- 
238 (New Series). Adopted. 

Beaudry Ave.; appeal from A. 
Ramtsh et al, from the acts of the 
Board of Public Works in issuing its 
assessment, warrant and diagram for 
the improvement of Beaudry Ave. 
from 1st to 2nd Sts. Denied. 

Budlong Ave. bet. 42nd St. and 
Vernon Ave.;, pet. from Leonard 
Schlegel protesting against a 30 ft. 
roadway in said St. Granted and City 
Eng. instructed to prepare ord. pro- 
viding for a 40 ft. roadway. 

Burlington Ave.; ord. of intention 
to improve said street from the 
northerly line of Miramar St. to the 
northeasterly line of 6th St., by con- 
structing cement sidewalk. This 
work is to be done under the pro- 
visions of the Johnson Act. Adopted. 
This ordinance repeals Ordinance No. 
20,409 (New Series). 

Cole Ave.; pet. from C. Cole et al, 
for establishment of grade on said 
street from Melrose Ave. to Santa 
Monica Blvd. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Colina Ave.; maps of the assess- 
ment district for the sewer work 
along said street between 1st St. and 
Acacia St. Adopted. 

Carnation Ave and Crown Ave.; 
petition from Emil Firth, asking for 
the vacation of a portion of said 
streets. Granted. 

Eagle Rock Ave.; ning 

proceedings for the improvement of 
said street. Adopted 

Edgar St.; pet. from Mable S. 
i hambeVs For impi o\ em< nl of said St. 

Eleanor Ave., Vine to Townsend; 
pet. from C. Cole et al, for establish- 
ment of grade. Ref. to Bd. Pub. 
W ks. 

Flower St.; ord. establishing the 
grade of said street from Santa Mon- 
ica Ave. to 37th Place. Adopted. 

Fernwood Ave., (Hollywood); maps 
of the assessment district for the im- 
provement of Fernwood Ave. (.for- 
merly Hollywood Ave.) between Le- 
mona Ave. and Western Ave. 

Fries St., Wilmington; pet. from 
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, 
asking that curb lines be established 
on said street from 7th St. to S. end 
of said St. Ref. Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Fargo St.; pet. from Mrs. Nancy 
Geary et al, asking for the improve- 
ment of said St., Ivanhoe to Fanning, 
Bond Act. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Grand View St.; final ord. chang- 
ing and establishing the grade of said 
street from Miramar St. to Ocean 
View Ave. Adopted. 

Guava St. from Ave. 50 to a point 240 
ft. west; pet. from D. R. McClure, et 
al, protesting against improvement. 

Hobart Blvd.; pet. from Merchants 
Bank & Trust Co., for improvement 
of said street, 3rd St. to 531 ft. N. of 
Second St., by private contract. Ref. 
to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Harvard Blvd.; pet. from Merchants 
Bank & Trust Co. for improvement of 
said street from 2nd St., to 531 ft. 
northerly, private contract. Ref. to 
Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Holmes Ave., bet. 51st and 55th Sts.; 
pet. from John W. Gooch requesting 
a wider roadway. Ref. to Sts. and 
Blvds. Com. 

Hollenbeck Court; pet. from A. B. 
Dessan et al, for the opening of said 
street, between Chicago and St. Louis 
Sts. Ref. to the Bd. of Pub. Wks.. 
with instructions to confer with the 
property owners in the immediate vi- 
cinity of the proposed opening. 

Isabel St., Amabel to Jeffries; final 
ord. for improvement of street. 

Isabel St., from Jeffries Ave. to 
Pepper Ave.; protest of A. E. Hayes 
et al, against awarding contract for 
improvement under Hammon Act. 

Jefferson St.; final ord. changing 
and establishing the grade of said 
street from Western Ave. to Denker 
Ave. Adopted. 

Kingsley St.; pet, from M. P. 
Wright, et al, for change of name of 
said St. bet. 32nd and Jeffersoiv to 
Hoover St. Adopted. 

This change makes Hoover St. con- 
tinuous from Wilshire Blvd. to 37th 

Lander St.; ord. establishing the 
grade of said street from Jefferson St. 
to 37th St. Adopted. 

Lilian Way; pet. from C. Cole et al. 
for establishment of grade of said 
street from Melrose Ave. to Santa 
Monica Blvd. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Manzanita St.; pet. from Alexander 
iCulver for the improvement of said 
street from Sunset Blvd. to Eflie St. 
kef. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Manzanita St.; pet. from Alexander 
Culver for the sidewalking of said 
street from Sunset Blvd. to Effie St. 
Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Melrose Ave., Vine to Cole; pet. 



from C. Cole et al, for establishment 
of grade. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Main St. Lighting; time for hearing 
protests against the lighting of said 
street from Marchessault St. to Pico 
St., fixed for July 26th. 

Normandie Ave.; pet. from Union 
Trust & Realty Co., for the curbing 
and sidewalking of said street between 
Newman and Romaine Sts. by private 
contract. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Normandie Ave.; ord. of intention 
to improve said street, between Wash- 
ington St. and Jefferson St., by grad- 
ing and paving with asphalt and ma- 
cadam, regrading and repaying a small 
portion in Washington St., curbing 
and guttering. Adopted. This work 
is to be done under the "Bond" pro- 
visions of the Vrooman Act, District 

New England St.; maps of the as- 
sessment district for the improvement 
of said street between 17th St. and a 
point 160.89 feet northerly therefrom. 

Newman Ave.; pet. from Union Tr. 
& Realty Co., for the sidewalking of 
the east side of said street between 
Newman and Romaine Sts. by pri- 
vate contract. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Oxford Ave.; ord. establishing the 
grade of said street from Washington 
St. to Hobart Blvd. Adopted. 

Occidental Blvd.; maps of the as- 
sessment district for the improvement 
of said street between 1st St. and a 
point 600 feet northerly therefrom. 

Oak and 23rd Sts.; City Eng. re- 
ported. — "Lot 57 of the Ellis Tract, 
located at the northwest corner of 
Oak and 23rd Sts., has never been 
deeded to the City. It is fully im- 
proved and has been used as a part 
of Oak St. for a number of years. 
In connection with the paving of 23rd 
St. it would be well to have the ques- 
tion of title determined because of the 
proposed w r ork within the intersec- 
tion and in order to make a proper 
assessment." Ref. to iCity Atty. 

Olive Ave., Vine to Cole; pet. from 
C Cole et al, for establishment of 
grade. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Pennsylvania Ave.; ord. establishing 
the grade of said street from Mathews 
St. to Mott St. Adopted. 

Pomona St.; final ord. changing and 
establishing the grade of said street 
from Prichard St. to Sierra St. 

Prichard St.; ord. abandoning pro- 
ceedings for the improvement of said 
street between North Broadway and 
Mission Road, and repealiirg Ordi- 
nance No. 20,425 (New Series). 

Pecan St.; ord. of intention to im- 
prove said street between 1st St. and 
3rd St., by curbing. This work is to 
he done under the provisions of the 
Johnson Act, Adopted. This ordi- 
nance repeals Ordinance Nos. 17,064 
and 20,407 (New Series). 

Prospect Ave. (Hollywood) ; City 
Eng. recommended that Bond No. 1, 
Series No. 1, Prospect Ave. Improve- 
ment, be taken up. Ref. to Fin. Com. 

Philleo St.; petition from R. S. 
Walters et al for change of name of 
Philleo St. to Rampart Blvd. Granted. 

Ruby St.; ord, abandoning proceed- 
ings for the improvement of said 
street. Adopted. 

Romaine St.; pet. from Union T. & 
Realty Co., for permission to side- 
walk S. side of said St. between Nor- 
mandie and Newman Ave. Ref. to 
Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Reservoir St.; petition from H. N. 
Mabery, asking for the vacation of 
certain portions' of Reservoir St. be- 
tween Sunset Blvd. and Benton Way. 

San Pedro St.; final ord. changing 
and establishing the grade of said St. 
from Aliso St. to the south line of 5th 
St., and a portion of the intersection 
of Wilmington St.. 2nd St. and San 
Pedro St. Adopted. 

South Park Ave.; ord. of intention 
to improve said street between Jef- 

ferson street and Slauson avenue. 

Santa Monica Blvd., Vine to Tovvn- 
• send; pet. from C. Cole et al, for es- 
tablishment of grade. Ref. to Bd. 
Pub. Wks. 

Towmsend Ave.; pet. from C. Cole 
et al, for establishment of grade on 
said street from Melrose Ave. to San- 
ta Monica Blvd. Ref. to Bd. Pub. 

Tract No. 647; a new subdivision ly- 
ing south of San Marino St. and west 
of Western Ave. The subdivision is 
a portion of a larger one known as a 
whole as Country Club Park. Ref. to 
Sts. and Blvds. Com. ■ 

Van Ness Ave.; pet. from G. S. Ca- 
tudal, for improvement of said St., 
35th Place to Santa Monica Ave., pri- 
vate contract. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Vine St.; pet. from C. Cole et al, 
for establishment of grade of said 
street from Melrose Ave. to Santa 
Monica Blvd. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Western Ave.; pet. from Merchants 
Bank &Trust Co. for improvement of 
said street, west side between 2nd and 
465 ft. Southerly, private contract. Ref. 
to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Wilshire Blvd.; pet. from Gilbert 
S. Wright, et al, asking for the im- 
provement of said street by paving 
from Park View to Old City Limits; 
Vroman Act. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Wilshire Blvd.; pet. from Gilbert 
S. Wright, et al, requesting that an 
ordinance be adopted for the side- 
walking of said, street from Park View 
to Old City Limits. Ref. to Bd. Pub. 

Wilshire Blvd.; pet. from Gilbert 
S. Wright, et al, for the construction 
of a sew"er in said street from Catalina 
St. westerly to old city boundarv. 
Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Wilson St.; pet. from United Cast- 
ing Co. et al, protesting against the 
widening of said St. between Enter- 
prise and 7th St. as contemplated. Set 
for hearing July 5, 1910, and in mean- 
time referred to 'City Eng. for report 
as to frontage. 

Waring Ave., Vine to Cole; pet. 
from C. Cole et al, for establishment 
of grade. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Willoughby Ave., Vine to Cole; pet. 
from C. Cole et al, for establishment 
of grade. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Wilmington; pet. from H. & B. 
Gibson for the abandoning of Chester 
Place; two alleys in Tract 529 Wil- 
mington Dist. and a portion of E. 9th 
St. Ref. to Sts. and Blvd. Com. 

Street Excavations; City Engineer 
reported: "Referring to order of the 
Council regarding better regulations 
concerning the making and filling of 
excavations in public streets, etc., 1 
beg to state that this matter is now 
controlled by Ordinance 18,375, copy 
of which can he had from the City 
Clerk. Under this ordinance all ex- 
cavations, other than those made in 
connection with house connections to 
public sewers, are made under the 
charge and supervision of the Board 
of Public Works. The matter of 
properly regulating these excavations 
is a complicated one and one involv- 
ing much detail, and it is entirely im- 
practicable to draw an ordinance 
covering the subject properly except 
as a result of much careful study. The 
subject is being thoroughly investi- 
gated by Mr. Humphreys for tne 
Board of Public Works, and I recom- 
mend that no action be taken until he 
arrives at some' conclusion. 

"In connection with this, the mat- 
ter of having all excavations re-sur- 
faced by city forces, at the expense 
of the companies interested, as peti- 
tioned for by the Hollywood Board 
of Trade, is also being considered. 

"As regards excavations made for 
the purpose of permitting the in- 
stallation of house sewers, I would 
state that such excavations are made 
under the direct charge of this office, 
that a careful record of every con- 
nection is kept, that the excavations 
are watched for some time after com- 
pletion, that the responsibility for 

any defective work which may appear 
can be placed, that both contractor 
and inspector are held to a strict ac- 
countability, and that I do not believe 
the present system can be improved 
upon unless all work is done by the 
city." Report adopted. 


Alley; for improving alley north of 
8th St. from northwesterly line of 
Lake St, to southeasterly line of 
Grand View St. 

Cornwell St.; for improving said 
street from the northeasterly line of 
Sheridan St. to a line drawn at right 
angles across Cornwell St. through 
the northeast corner Barlow and 
Cornwell Sts. 

Frichard St.; for sewering said 
street from the intersection of Mis- 
sion Road with center line of Prichard 
St. to point 148.90 ft. southerly from 
center line of North Broadway. 

Rockwood St.; for improving said 
street from the southeasterly line of 
Union Ave. to the westerly line of 
Belmont Ave. 

Seaton St.; for improving said St. 
from the southerly line of Vincent 
St. to the northerly line of Palmetto 


Isaibel St.; draft of contract with 
H. H. Curtis for the improvement of 
said street betw-een Jeffries avenue 
and Pepper Ave., under the Haminon 
Act. Approved. 

Lenox Ave.; for sewer construction 
in Lenox Ave. between 16th St. and 
Washington St. Awarded to M. R. 
Fulmis, at $4196.00 for sewer com- 

General Legislation 

Automatic Flagman for Santa Fe; 

report of the Board of Public Utili- 
ties suggesting that the request of the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail- 
way Co. to install automatic flagmen 
at Avenue .61 and Avenue 20, be com- 
plied with. Adopted and the City 
Attorney instructed not to enforce 
for the present, Ordinance No. 18,856 
providing for gates at Avenue 61. 

Amusement Ordinance; ordinance 
presented by the iCity Attorney, pro- 
hibiting persons under the age of 
twenty-one from attending certain 
places of public amusement or resort 
unless accompanied by a guardian. 
Not adopted, and the Chief of Police 
instructed to enforce the penal ordi- 
nances of the city where obscene and 
immoral pictures are shown which 
will contaminate the youth of the 

Additional Employees; ord. creat- 
ing position for one chief clerk in Bd. 
Pub. Wks. at $100 per month. 

Automobile for Bd. of Health; reso- 
lution authorizing said board to pur- 
chase one automobile and -instructing 
City Clerk to advertise for same. 

Building Ordinances; petition from 
Merchants Ice & Cold Storage Co. 
for an amendment to .the Building 
Ordinance. Said petition referred to 

the City Attorney and Building In- 
spector for their recommendation. 

Building Ordinance; petition from 
Jacob Tobak et al, asking that section 
145 of the Building Ordinance be 
amended. Referred to the Building 
Inspector and City Attorney for their 

Bath Houses; City Atty. returned 
re t poft of the Police Commission re- 
commendiing adoption of Ord. pro- 
viding that the Board should not issur 
a permit for t-he maintenance of the 
giving of baths in cases where the at- 
tendants are of the sex opposite from 
that of the person treating therein; 
and recommended that if any further 
investigation is required that t-he same 
be made by Police Department. Police 
Com. requested to furnish City Atty. 
with necessary information. 

Buena Vista St. Bridge; City Eng. 
Reported — "I am in receipt of a com- 
munication from the Southern Pa- 
cific Co. stating that said company is 
about to make extensive changes in 
its trackage near the Buena Vista St. 
Bridge and that these changes will 
interfere w r ith the existing storm 
sewer constructed by the City upon 
a right-of-way granted by the rail- 
road on January 27, 1900. 

"I recommend that I be instructed 
to prepare the necessary plans and 
specifications, that authority be 
granted to let the necessary contract, 
and that I be instructed to pay the 
expenses out of the bridge fund, as 
this alteration is rendered necessary 
by the changes involved in the con- 
struction of the Buena Vista Street 
Bridge." Adopted. 

Central Ave. Industrial District; 
petition from Geo. H. Duvall, asking 
that property on the west side of 
Central Ave. between 50th and 51st 
streets be declared industrial prop- 
erty. Granted and City Attorney in- 
structed to present to the iCouncil the 
necessary ordinance excepting said 
property from the residence district. 

Chemical Fngine Station Wanted; 
pet. from T. W. Brotherton et al, ask- 
ing that an appropriation be made for 
the establishment of a chemical en- 
gine station at or near Vermont and 
Prospect Aves. Ref. to Finance Com. 

Collection of non-combustible Rub- 
bish; Bd. Pub. Wks. authorized to 
enter into contract for collection of 
non-combustible rubbish accumulating 
within that .portion of the city" lying 
north of Manchester Ave. except from 
the Colegrove, Hollywood and East 
Hollywood districts for July and 

Desecration of the Flag; petition 
from Bartlett-Logan Post No. 63 G. 
A. R. et al, requesting the adoption 
of an ordinance prohibiting the dese- 
cration of the American flag. Granted 
and referred to City Atty. for ord. 

Drawing Hydrant Water; request 
of Fire Com. for an ord. making it a 
misdemeanor to take water from any 
fire hydrant without first obtaining 
the necessary permit. Action made 
necessary by continued abuse of the 
privilege by city employes, contrac- 
tors, etc. Ref. to Legis. Com. 

Downey Ave. Playground; contract 
for the construction of a Field House 
at Downey Avenue Playground. 


Los Angeles bank clearings from June 22nd to 28th, inclusive, showing 
comparisons with corresponding weeks of 1909 and 1908. 

1910 1909 190S 

Tune 22 $3 382,356.25 $2,451,547.60 $1,780,749.39 

June 23 2,214.148.26 1.725,590.91 1,218,179.16 

June 24 2,145,278.03 1.853.889.34 1,223.371,75 

June 25 2.185.425.45 1,887,987.86 1.252.982.19 

Tune 27 2.436.260.22 2.017,895.32 1,310.559.95 

June 28 . 2,415.272:31 1.8SS865.74 1.306.54980 

Total $14,779,740.53 $11,825 778.77 $S.092,392.25 



Damage Claim- 

ilin . subnt claim 

>hn II. 
juries alleged to hav< 

lucduct 1 

in that ilu ' 
m this matter and thei 
mmend that the - 

iptcd and Claim 


"I return herewith in-; from W. I". 
mitting a claim against the 
Inea 1' Tribit for in- 
juries alleged to have been received 
n i.i f Falling upon the 
283 1 N. 1 1 
way. I recommend that the said pet. 
irt adopted and claim 

Decoration Day; pet. from G. A R . 

tcil include in the 

n item 

lid the G. A. R. in properly 

rating Decoration Day. Ref. to 

Finance Com. (Budget). 

Department Estimates; Fin. Com. 
issued report calling attention of heads 
of departments to the necessity tor 
economy in making estimates of ex- 
- for the coming year. Report 
says that it has heretofore been the 
custom to make estimates largely in 
mount that can be al- 
loWed. It will be necessary for the 
committee to closely scrutinize every 
item of espense and outlay and ap- 
only a sufficient sum to prop- 
erly conduct the business when eco- 
nomically managed. Report adopted 
and a copy ordered sent to the head 
tch department. 

Electric Fixtures for Fire Dept. ; re- 
quest from Fire Com. that Council 
advertise for bids for electric fixtures 
for the 5th St. fire engine house. Ref. 
i" Supply Com. 

Echo Park Playground; contract for 
the construction of a Director's Bun- 
galow at Plaj-ground No. 2 at Echo 
Park Awarded to T. W. Napier, at 
S332S.00 for work complete, less 
$140.00 for omission of heater and 
boiler, leaving the sum of $3188.00; 
work to he completed in five weeks 
From date of contract. 

Fire Plugs; pet. from H. B. Adams 
et al. requesting the Council to place 
fire plugs on Santa Barbara and Hall- 
dale. Denker and Harvard Blvd., and 
on Browning Ave. at the intersections 
of llalldale and Denker. Ref. to the 
Hoard of Water Com. 

Garvanza Land for Park Purposes; 
in the matter of the condemnation of 
certain land- in Garvanza for park 
purposes, all instructions heretofore 
given tlie City Engineer to prepare 
the necessary description of the land 
lo he condemned and the assessment 
district; rescinded. 

Gocd Behavior Credits; City Atty. 
returned the report of the Bd. of 
Police Com in which a request is 
made that an ord. 'be adopted provid- 
ing that persons imprisoned in the 
city jail ho given credit for good' be- 
havior and released prior to the time 
specified in the judgment sentencing 
them to imprisonment. City. Alty. 
thought that such an ord. would be 
difficult to draw, a- City has no 
authority to shorten sentence of pris- 
oners incarcerated I'm- violations of the 
general state law, hut has only power 
to release prisoners before the term 
expires who have violated city ordin- 
ances, Ref tn Legislation Com. and 
Police Com. 

Garden Hcse; hid of Union Weil 
Co. to furnish Yi-'m. 7-ply hose at 14c 
Dcr ft.: > a - i i i . 7-ply hose at 16c per ft.: 
1-in. 7-ply hose at 21c tier ft. Ac- 

Health Reflations; ltd. of Health 
presented ordinance amending pres- 
et! ordinance providing health, sani- 

Health Dept. Employees; ord. in 
n of Mortuary 
Clerk $5(10 per month. Adopted. 

Harbor Rates: if Harbor 

Com. nil subject tnd licenses 

lered and deferred to July 12th. 

Report in the meantime referred to 


Industrial District; pet from R 1 
Phister, requesting that the N. W. 
cor. of Stephenson Ave. and Indiana 
St. he exempted from the residence 
district. Ref. to Legislative Com 

Industrial District; protest From N'. 
D, Danford et al. protesting againsl 
the contemplated creation 
trial district in territory bounded by 
Mi mica, Wesl 37th Drive, Vet 
mom and Walton Ave Kef to Legis- 
lation Com. 

Industrial District; pet. from E. E. 
Thomas, et til. requesting that prop- 
erty hounded by Jefferson, Grand 
Ave . 35th St.. 37th ami Hope St- . 
he declared an industrial district, Ref 
to Legislative Com. 

Industrial Districts; Bd. Pub. Wks. 
recommended the creation of Indus- 
trial Districts in the City as follows: 

Territory bounded by Arlington, 
Third. Santa Monica and Santa Bar- 
bara avenues or the prolongation of 
the lines of said avenues if the same 
are not opened or extended. 

Commencing at the intersection of 
the Southern Pacific railroad and Ver- 
mont avenue, thence northerly to a 
point midway between Thirty-seventh 
Drive and the first street northerly 
thereof, thence westerly to Walton 
avenue, thence southerly to the South- 
ern Pacific railroad right of way, 
thence easterly to point of beginning. 

Property in the block bounded by 
Jefferson street, Grand avenue. South- 
ern Pacific Company's right of way 
and Hope street. 

Property in the Arroyo Seco bound- 
ed 'by Pasadena avenue, Avenue 36 and 
Carlotta boulevard petitioned for by 
the Talbot Concrete Building Co., who 
will build a factory there. 

The Board recommended that the 
following area be excepted from the 
residence district of the city in com- 
pliance with the request of the Mont- 
gomery-Mullin Lumber Co., et ah; Be- 
ginning at the intersection of Pied- 
mont avenue and Avenue 58, thence 
northeasterly along Piedmont avenue 
to Avenue 61, thence southeasterly to 
Pasadena avenue, thence continuing 
along the line of Avenue 61 projected 
to Echo street, thence northeasterly 
along Echo to Avenue 61, thence along 
Ave. 61 northwesterly to the Salt Lake 
railroad; thence northeasterly along 
the railroad 80 feet, thence north- 
westerly to Pasadena avenue, thence 
along Pasadena avenue southwesterly 
to the Santa Fe railroad, thence along 
the southerly side of the Santa Fe 
railroad in a westerly and southwest- 
erly direction to Avenue 58, thence 
along this avenue northwesterly to the 
place of beginning. 

In view of the protests the Board 
recommended no extension of the in- 
dustrial district in the district con- 
tiguous to the Salt Lake railroad from 
the Arroyo to the north city limits. 

In compliance with the request of 
August Ehsen, et al., the Board recom- 
mended the exclusion from the resi- 
dence district lots 121 and 122 of the 
Brook's subdivision on the northwest 
corner of Pico street and Central ave- 
nue. Ref. to Legislation Com. 

Jefferson St. Industrial District; 
petition from the Union Hollywood 
Water Co. asking that certain prop- 
erty fronting on Jefferson street, on 
which their pumping plant is situated, 
he -et aside as an industrial district. 
Granted, and petition referred to the 
City Attorney with instructions to 
present to the Council the necessary 

Lunch Wagons in Streets; pet. from 
Neuner Co., et al, asking that Ord. 
19605 he amended to the effect that 
no wagons where lunches or meals are 

- and pea 

upon the publil 

tin n between 1-t am and 

Hill and 1.. A St- Ret to the 1 
lathe I 

Land in Garvanza for Park Pur- 
poses: ,] St -. and 
Blvds Com. that blocks 100, llll and 
nl ii.i' portion lying south of 
Lot HL' to a point 305 feei north ol 
. nter line ..I the \ I'. & S, F. 
R. R . bet, Vve 60 and 61, par 
eel- i,f land being known a- Garvanza 
I ,and i o '- subdivision of a pot tion ol 
Go v anza Addition No, 1 , ami thai -aid 
land- he acquired by condemnation 
I'm- public purposes, and that tie 

I- be instructed to prepa re and pre- 
sent to the city Atty. the neee--ar\ 
description describing -aid land- and 
improvement, and describing the ex- 
terior boundaries of the district in said 
city to be benefited by the vacation oi 
said lands and to he assessed to 
damages and costs, and to be known 
as 'In- assessment district for said im- 
provement. The district to pay the 
damages and costs to be designated. 
It being understood that when the 
time for protest has expired the City 
Eng. will prepare and present to I he 
City Atty. the necessary description 
for the condemnation of Block J and 
that portion of Lot 1 of the Town of 
Garvanza lying westerly of the Gar- 
vanza Villa Hotel Grounds, exclusive 
of rights of way. The district to be 
assessed for the vacation of said land 
being the same as that for the con- 
demnation of Blocks 100, 101 and a 
portion of f02. Adopted. 

Meat Inspection; petitions from the 
California Dressed Beef Co. et al. 
asking to be relieved of the burden of 
paying fees for meat inspection. 

Midwifery; Bd. of Health presented 
ordinance regulating- the practice of 
mid-wifery. Ref. to Legislation Com. 

Mcrgue; comm. from Coroner Hart- 
well asking that a public morgue he 
established in the city. Filed, as the 
matter lies entirely with the Bd. of 
Supervisors of L. A. county. 

Member Utilities Board Re-Ap- 
pointed; James M. Hunter, member ot 
the Board of Pub. Utilities, whose 
term expires July 1st, re-appointed by 
Mayor. Confirmed by Council. 

New Water Building; petition from 
the City Club of Los Angeles, request- 
ing that the Council confer with the 
Board of Water Commissioners lor 
-the purpose of ascertaining whether 
in the selection of a site for a build- 
ing for the Water Department, con- 
sideration was given to the Robinson 
plans. Communication filed for the 
reason that the Council now has this 
matter under consideration. 

Oil Pumping Plant at 2nd and Beau- 
dry; City Atty. returned pet. from C. 
E. Mooney, et al. asking that the oil 
pumping plant and storage tank at 
cor. 2nd and Beaudry Ave. be declared 
a public nuisance and ordered re- 
moved: and reporting that if a nuis- 
ance is being maintained, an action can 
be brought against the person main- 
taining same for the purpose of en- 
joining the continuance of the nuis- 
ance and the question can thus be pre- 
sented to the Court for adjudication. 
Ref. to Sts. and Blvds. Com. 

Obstruction of Streets; ord. pro- 
hibiting the obstruction of public 
streets and regulating meeting- in pub- 
lic streets and parks. Adopted. 

Police Protection; pet. from Cy- 
press Park Imp. Ass'n., for proper po- 
lice protection. Ref. to Finance Com. 
(Budget I. 

Police Station Wanted; pet. from 
Central Ave. Imp. Ass'n., for the es- 
tablishment of a police station at or 
near the corner of Vernon and Cen- 
tral Avenues. Ref. to Finance Com. 

Prize Fighting; pet. from Church 
Federation, requesting the enactment 
of an ordinance prohibiting prize 

fighting ..r sparring exhibiti 

Reducing Grades and Relieving 
Congestion of City Streets; City Eng. 
reported I :..a a comparatively di- 
rect route owr paved streets on 

northea I portions .a the 

mend thai the following streets 
In p ivi d with asphalt: 

"Figui roa Ireet from T( mple -ireet 
to New Depot street, includin 
I' moval oi the depress) d gutters at 

Temple -Heel 

"New 1 lepol strei m Figueroa 

-treet i.i i lolli ge -i rei I . I nil. ge street 
from New I lepol strei I to North 

Bri '1 vi ay. 

Ilie advantages of this route over 
the tunnel route arc that the con- 
gested pari of ilie city is thereby re- 
lieved and avoided; and that heavy 
grades are not encountered. A large 
pari of the automobile traffic to both 
the San Gabriel and the San Fernan- 
do Valleys will he carried over these 
streets, especially when North Broad- 
way is paved and the Buena Vista 
street bridge constructed." Report 

Street Cars Stopping; draft of ord. 
requiring street cars and interurban 
cars to stop at the intersection of 
certain streets. Deferred until July 5. 

Street Cleaning; contract for fur- 
nishing teams, drivers, sweeping ma- 
chines, and other necessary equip- 
ment for sweeping and cleaning the 
paved streets of the city. Awarded 
lo Chas. A. Alexander, $3.55 per day 
for each driver, team and rotary street 
sweeper with equipment; $3.55 per day 
for each driver, team and dump wag- 
on, with equipment; $3.60 per day for 
each driver, team and sprinkling 
wagon, with equipment. Also four 
dumping stations, free of charge to 
the city, as follows: One at the inter- 
section of Hollenbeck Ave. and the 
east bank of the Los Angeles River, 
near Ninth St; one at Echo Park, 
near Lake Shore Ave. and Sunset 
Blvd.; one at Eighth St. and Park 
View St.. and one at Twenty-eighth 
St. and Compton Ave. 

Spur Track Franchise; Bd. Pub. 
Wks. reported: "We return herewith 
petition from North, Northeast and 
Northwest Improvement Ass'n., op- 
posing reduction of time limit of 21 
years for spur track franchises. 

"The Board is now considering all 
matters bearing upon the granting of 
spur track franchises, and will give 
due attention to this feature before 
presenting final recommendations to 
your Honorable Body." Report 
adopted and petition ordered filed. 

Utah St. Playground; Playground 
Com. requested that Council rent 
from July 1st to Sept. 8th a vacant 
piece of property on north side of 
Kearney St. opposite the school as 
the vacation playground connected 
with Utah St. School has been great- 
ly reduced in area by temporary 
school bldgs. 

Voters' League Asks for Districts; 
Bd. Pub. Wks. reported — "We return 
pet. ifrom the Executive Com. of the 
Voter's League, asking that different 
kinds of districts be created by your 
Honorable Body to properly protect 
the various interests of the City of Los 
Angeles, and claiming that the present 
class of districts are not adequate for 
this purpose. We make no recom- 
mendation in this matter." Ref. to 
Legislation Com. 

Woman Police Officer; Police Com. 
recommended that a woman police ot- 
ficer lie appointed for the enforcement 
of ordinances prohibiting minors from 
frequenting certain classes of amuse- 
ments anil cat.:-: salary not to exceed 
$75 CI) per month. Adopted and City 
Atty instructed to draft ord. 

Wading Pools for Playgrounds; 
bids received for the construction of 
3 cement wading pools for the board 
of Playground Commissioners. 



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An organization has been formed to ad- 
vance the boundaries of tin- competitive 
merit system to take in State institutions. 
This plan is followed in a number of States, 
notably New York ami Massachusetts, and, 
like the direct primary, is under considera- 
tion in about half the States of the Union. 

Several attempts have been made to estab- 
lish a civil service plan for this State, but 
they have all thus far resulted in failure. In 
1899, Walter Mellick of Pasadena, Judge 
Conrcy of Los Angeles, and other progres- 
sive members of the legislature, undertook to 
put through a law, but it never got out of 
committee. In 1902 the Los Angeles Muni- 
cipal League managed to get a plank in both 
the Republican and the Democratic State 
platforms in favor of State civil service, and 
when Governor Pardee sent in his first mes- 
sage to the legislature in 1903, he urged that 
some plan be adopted. A measure was 
drawn up by E. W. Camp, who was then a 
member of the Assembly, which met the ap- 
probation of civil service advocates all over 
the State, and some faint hope was enter- 
tained that, with the backing of the Gov- 
ernor and with a positive declaration in its 
favor from both conventions, something- 
might be done. 

By a heroic effort Mr. Camp and others 
who favored civil service got the bill out of 
committee, and it went to vote in the As- 
sembly. A careful canvass made beforehand 
showed a majority in its favor provided the 
Democrats stood by their caucus vote which 
was for the bill. Considerably more than half 
the Republicans unhesitatingly declared 
their intention of voting for it. Some of these 
were not in favor of civil service but they re- 
garded the platform, backed by the Gover- 
nor's request, as binding. The S. P. lobby 
seemed to be neutral; either they felt that 
they could control any civil service system 
through the commissioners, or they consid- 
ered it bad politics to oppose anything that 
was so specifically endorsed by the platform. 

How did it get into the platform? That is 
a story worth telling. Henry Gage was 
striving for a'renomination and was support- 
ed by the machine. His record had been bad 
with respect to State institutions. It was 
not hard to convince his chief supporters 
that it was good politics for them to answer 
all charges against the way their candidate 
had managed State institutions by a prr> 
posal to put them under civil service in the 
next administration and for all time. On 
the Tom Flint end of the fight were most of 
the progressive, reform crowd — the kind of 
men that would naturally favor civil service. 
It was not hard to do business with them. 
Nevertheless, when the platform committee 
assembled, it took a great deal of hard work 
in the part of members who honestly favor- 
ed the reform — men like Bob Burdette of 
Pasadena and Will Collier of Riverside — to 
pull the resolution through. 

It was about the middle of the session of 
1903 that Mr. Camp's bill went to bat in 
the Assembly, and three days beforehand it 
looked like a cinch. Then suddenly a change 


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began. Charlie Curry, Secretary of State 
and now candidate for Governor, went to 
work against the bill, and stayed on the job 
until he had it killed. He did not make 
much headway among the Republicans. 
Many of them had come to look upon it as 
a party measure and were afraid to go 
against the platform. But with the Demo- 
crats and Union Labor men, particularly 
with the gang that came from San Francis- 
co, where Charlie Curry had grown up in 
the political game and was well known, he 
had better success. There was also a plank 
in the Democratic State platform, put there 
by T. E. Gibbon, Frank Finlayson, Frank- 
lin K. Lane and Gavin McNab — but it car- 
ried no weight at all with these free-booters. 
The present writer, . who represented the 
Municipal League at the capitol in those 
days, happened into the liquid department 
of the Golden Eagle Hotel, (please note that 
word "happened"), and, unknown, listened 
to some highly entertaining conversation be- 
tween Curry and three Democratic members 
of the Assembly on the subject of civil ser- 
vice. There were reasons why Mr. Curry 
did not approve of civil service, perfectly 
good reasons, too, from a political stand- 
point. And the Democrats rose to the emer- 
gency, as they usually do at a pinch, and 
saved the State from the rule of cranks, sis 
sies, reformers and goo-goos. 

However, things have shifted a bit, and 
there is a fair chance that when the legis- 
lature of 1911 meets the count will show a 
good majority in favor of appointments for 
merit instead of for political service in State 


Detailed accounts of the recent election 
in Denver, when Lindsay and the reform 
element defeated the machine and gave the 
Colorado city the beginnings of a democracy, 
reveal the fact that most of the dirty work 
of the corporation-political machine was 
done bv alleged organizations of "business 

men." Thus a >< -rii s of lake charter amend- 
ments was prepared to lake the place of the 
ones calling For the initiative, referendum 

and recall, and a fake agreement with the 
water company was offered the voters in 
the place of the plan for municipal owner- 
ship. All the things that the machine was 
afraid or ashamed to do itself, it had done by 
a little clique of subservient "business men." 

We know something about that out here 
in Los Angeles. We have some "business 
men" ourselves — a most interesting list of 
them. When the moral sentiment of this 
community by an overwhelming majority 
demanded the recall of Mayor Harper, the 
Republican boss who had elected him and 
who controlled his actions did not venture 
to make an open fight in his behalf, so he 
put forward a committee of one hundred 
"business men" to carry on a campaign. A 
lot of money was raised — no trouble at all 
about that — and lively and efficient work 
was in progress, up to the time their can- 
didate practically confessed judgment and 
ran away. 

Who were these alleged "business men"? 
Well, some of us have the list put away in 
scrap-books where we can refer to it, when 
necessary. About a third of them were 
connected, directly or indirectly, with the 
liquor traffic. Their presence in the list was 
entirely logical, for the success of the recall 
boded no good to that line of commerce. 
Another third were chiefly suckers — good- 
natured fellows who were induced to come 
in for reasons of personal friendship. But 
the other third represented something much 
more sinister. These were men of promi- 
nence in business affairs — mostly in real es- 
tate — whose names carry some weight with 
the public because they are habitually to be 
found in the newspapers — who are in reality 
agents of the utility corporations and factors 
in the political machine. These men should 
be known for what they are — bad citizens 
and enemies of the people — but the}' are not 
so known. In the minds of many they 
stand for enterprise and the citv's material 
progress, because they have been lucky 
enough to make money through the city's 
growth, and they spend it in a way to make 
themselves conspicuous. Thev are ready at 
anv time to barter away the city's most val- 
uable rights and interests to please the heads 
of the corporations to wh mi thev truckle For 
favor. When they appear at the City Hall, 
those who guard our civic welfare have rea- 
son to be apprehensive, for some law design- 
ed to protect the people is liable to go by 
the board. These are the men that the reac- 
tionary newspapers always put forward in 
interviews to bolster up their unpopular pol-. 
icies. They are the decent-appearing front 
that is held up before everv rotten cau^e. 

We take no exception whatever to these 
worthies supporting Healv for Council, or 
Smith fir Mayor, or a higher rate for elec- 
tric lighting 1 , or liberality in the matter of 
ins and the red light — a la San Fran- 
cisco — nor their going in a body to the prize 
fight in an aristocratic club car by them- 
selves. All these things come under the 
head of personal liberty and the esteemed 


rights of American citizens. What we do 
object to, is their setting up to do these var- 
ious things as "the business men of Los An- 
geles." As far as we are concerned they 
may get together in any kind of a grafting 
association to do the city for the benefit of 
the corporations that may suit their taste 
and convenience, and they may boost and 
glad-hand all around until they are purple in 
the face, but we are going to protest now and 
always in behalf of the great body of honest 
and genuine business men, who are by a tre- 
mendous majority on the side of good gov- 
ernment and who vote Good Government 
too, for that matter, against this fat-faced 
coterie claiming to represent the commercial 
interests of this city. Devoid of civic im- 
pulse themselves, they sneer at others who 
possess it. Their sole use for the city is 
what they can make out of it. Because they 
have a little money, whereby a few flunkies 
kowtow to them, they have absorbed an 
exaggerated conception of their place in the 
community. The public has been noting 
these various lists of "business men" that 
appear every time the corporations or the 
machine wants something done, and it finds 
this same little coterie always at the top. 
Pretty soon the public will "have a little list" 
of its own. And its memory is good. 
* * * 


The Federal grand jury of New York, 
which, under the leadership of John D. 
Rockefeller, Jr., has been making an inves- 
tigation into the so-called "white slave" 
traffic, now gives the public a report, pub- 
lished extracts from which seem to show 
that some of the articles describing this 
business have over-stated the case. This 
has been seized upon by the reactionary 
journals to deliver various lectures on the 
evils of "muck-raking." 

The exaggerations to which the report re- 
fers do not bear on the general subject of 
the social evil, but rather on certain details 
of the business system under which it is 
conducted. The jury denies that the buying 
and selling of girls and their shipment from 
one point to another is carried on in well- 
organized fashion — as was alleged — through 
syndicates and companies established for 
that deliberate purpose, but through indi- 
viduals whose relationship is personal and 
professional rather than financial. Also the 
report indicates that the total number of 
girls who are put into the traffic against 
their will is smaller than the public had been 
led to think. 

This is, no doubt, very reassuring to those 
cushiony souls that are too comfortably sit- 
uated themselves to take much stock in the 
unhappiness of others. We would have fat 
people about us that sleep well o' nights, not 
lean ones that think too much. It is very 
like the suave descendant of that great 
specialist in oil and religion, John D., to 
calm our fears over the white slave trade by 
an assurance that it isn't properly organized 
and syndicated and incorporated yet, and 
that a magazine writer has exaggerated. It 
reminds one of those college mock trials, 
where part of the fun was to bring in a ver- 
dict not against the prisoner at all but 
against some unsuspecting bystander. 

The question of whether this kind of traf- 
fic is carried on by syndicates or individuals 
does not somehow constitute a burning issue 
with us ; nor do we sense a very wide dis- 
tinction between a voluntary and an invol- 
untary act in a child of 14 or 16 years of 
age. Furthermore, we read George Kibbe 
Turner's article in McClure's, which started 

the discussion, and to which reference is 
evidently made in the report, and we are at 
a loss to see wherein it seriously erred. To 
put things in a way to make them real to 
people they must be stated simply and in 
bald outlines. There is a business of buying 
and selling girls; the jury proved that by 
buying several. The real issue before the 
American people is whether the National 
Government and the various municipalities 
are doing all in their power to break up 
this traffic and to remove the causes that 
make it possible, and whether we have the 
necessary laws to accomplish these results. 

Gross and wicked exaggerations of the 
extent and horrifying and unnecessary de- 
tails as to the character of this traffic have 
appeared, but not, so far as we have been 
able to discover, in the magazines. It was 
the newspaper part of the exploitation that 
was most offensive and overdrawn. Dailies 
of the obscene type flung themselves upon 
this subject as a choice morsel by which 
they could, while pretending to give the 
news, manage to present their readers with 
stuff that should never find its way into 

For example : The Los Angeles Times 
of June 24th published on its first page with 
leaded type a "direct wire" with the follow- 
ing headlines : "Berkeley Startled. Uni- 
versity Educator Arrested. Lecturer in 
Spanish Alleged Party to White Slave 
Conspiracy. Bargained to Make Profit on 
Students Sent Woman is Charge. Writer 
on Magazine Exposes Understanding, Sets 
Law in Motion." All this in enormous type 
and in a most conspicuous position. Note 
the diabolical ingenuity of the head line. 
First it rrunagcs to involve the credit of the 
University as much as possible, although 
the person referred to was in no way con- 
nected with the faculty, but had done at one 
time some work as a tutor among the stu- 
dents. Second, by reference to "white slave 
conspiracy" and "profit on students sent 
woman"' an effort is made to involve the 
young women" who attend that place of 
learning in great numbers, in the scandal. 
The "wire" had nothing at all to do with the 
white slave traffic. That was lugged in 
merely to make a disgusting story extra- 
sensational. The dispatch below the head- 
line set forth that a newspaper correspond- 
ent (who came out here to report the prize 
fight) had been told by a member of the 
demi-monde, with whom he had been ac- 
quainted when she was respectable, that she 
had once paid $5.00 to a man who claimed 
to be connected with the University (but 
who it afterwards developed was not) for 
sending a young man to her establishment. 
Later it developed that the man in question 
was a worthless drunken degenerate, and 
possibly a liar in the bargain. 

This is not a pleasant thing to talk about, 
but what are we to do when the newspaper 
that gets the most money out of the com- 
munity, that is widely read by church peo- 
ple, that in many ways seems to enjoy the 
particular favor of the clergy, constantly 
publishes stuff of this kind, and the people 
seem to utter no protest? 
* ♦ * 

Jack London, who not only writes some 
of the cleverest and best English produced 
on this continent, but who is also a sociolo-. 
gist of some standing, was engaged by the 
New York Herald to "do" the Reno prize 
fight, and the resulting articles appeared in 
a syndicate of newspapers. In one of these 

London defends prize fighting as a sport 
that has developed out of the instinctive pas- 
sions of the race. It is the ape and the tiger 
in us, he says, but it is here and must be 
recognized and accepted. Some day, he ad- 
mits, these characteristics will die out of us, 
and then our sports will be all intellectual 
and esthetic. "In the meantime, we are 
what we are and there is no need to be 
ashamed of ourselves." 

Evidently when this was written London 
the sociologist was taking a day off, and 
London the hack space-writer was at the 

This is the conventional defense of prize 
fighting, offered to us in more or less elab- 
orate form by every respectable or quasi- 
respectable man who goes to one of these 
contests, or who reads with avidity the 
pages of type given up to this subject: that 
the desire to see men contest for physical 
supremacy is natural and nothing to be 
ashamed of, and that the same principle is 
involved in foot ball (which is more dan- 
gerous than fighting) and baseball and ten- 

We all like to feel that we belong to the 
red-blooded order of men. A football game 
stirs our enthusiasm to the utmost. We ap- 
preciate the fine points of tennis, and we yell 
ourselves hoarse at a close game of baseball. 
We enjoy wrestling and clean sparring. We 
decline to accept London's sneering theory 
that perhaps ultimately the sports of the 
race will be all intellectual and ethical. 
Heaven forbid! The body is given us to 
carry the intellect and the soul, and it should 
be kept in order. Sports help to that end. 
The desire to see men contest for physical 
supremacy is natural — and, when you have 
eliminated the element of cruelty, of torture, 
of physical suffering, it is entirely healthful. 

Right there lies the distinction. The prize 
fighter overcomes his opponent by torturing 
him or by beating him to insensibility. Like 
the bull fight it is based on cruelty, and 
it appeals to a barbaric lust for blood in the 
spectator. In other sports the worst that 
should happen to the contestant is fatigue. 
If he is struck and injured by a swift ball 
in baseball, if he falls and breaks his arm in 
tennis, or if his spine is injured in football, 
it is an accident and not the purpose of the 
game. Football has, it is true, at times de- 
generated into something remotely like prize 
fighting, but every possible effort has been 
made to eliminate the chance for cruelty. 

London's contention that because the de- 
sire to fight and to see others fight is prim- 
eval, it is therefore to be encouraged by such 
exhibitions as the one he is writing about, is 
a very poor specimen of logic. The whole 
story of the evolution of man from the chat- 
tering ape in the treetop, is a story of over- 
coming the animal in us and reaching up to 
the human. Animals torture each other for 
the mere joy of beholding it. Time was 
when men deliberately tortured for amuse- 
ment, and no doubt thought it "manly." 
Those who found the shrieks of the victim 
disagreeable were held to be "sissies." No 
doubt the Jack Londons of the fourteenth 
century contended that this was natural in 
men and therefore praiseworthy. Our por- 
tion of the race has, however, outgrown all 
such ideas. 

The prize fight teaches cruelty. It exalts 
and undertakes to dignify the lowest form 
of brute force. Anciently the evil that it 
could do was limited to the few that came 
to the ring side. Now that evil is multiplied 
ten-thousand fold by the agency of the news- 
paper. We do not agree with those who 
bold that the newspaper should ignore an 


of the sort that recently took place at 
aper is h< the news, 

ami anything that gathers together 
numb iple, and is 

interest by millions «.<! human beinf 
the world, is news and must be told. But 
there is .1 clear en >ugh distinction between 
a mere description of an event ami a delib- 
erate effort lo work up interest and enthusi- 
asm over the event. In this way an article 
by a writer giving the tight in de- 

tail would S much harm as a >crics 

of articles by Jack London or Alfred Henry 
Lewis glorifying this so-called Sp 

Just as nature gave man. for his protec- 
agains't the animals and against others 
of his own species, a savage pleasure in a 
tight and a willingness to inflict pain and a 
wild joy at the sight of blood, so she also, 
to make sure of the perpetuation of the race, 
over-sexed man. made him promiscuous and 
licentious. In the beginning man yielded 
frankly to all such tendencies, and no doubt 
prided himself on his manliness. Finally it 
dawned on him that there was both a racial 
and an individual advantage in self-control. 
Polygamy took the place of promiscuity and 
later monogamy took the place of polygamy. 
Laws were made protecting women and se- 
curing the marriage relation. Doth social 
custom and religion have helped to make it 
sacred. Yet a great deal of the original 
over-sexed condition still remains with the 
individual man. Collectively man is virtuous 
— as a maker of laws and customs, let us say 
— but alone by himself he will still bear 
watching. He is well enough aware of this, 
and if he is a decent chap at heart he is al- 
ways on his guard to protect himself. Also 
he is very much on guard to protect his sons 
as far as he is able. Imagine a father who 
would put obscene literature into the hands 
of his son or seek to turn his thoughts to 
evil. All concede without a moment's ar- 
gument that it is the duty of law and of so- 
cial custom to help men — in youth or later — ■ 
to control themselves in this matter and not 
recklessly yield to the promptings of an an- 
cient animal instinct. We complain now of 
the obscenities that creep into our newspa- 
pers and novels and plays, things that tend 
to make it more difficult for people to stick 
to the path of decent behavior ; but all this is 
as nothing compared with the flood of en- 
couragement to the ancient animal instinct 
of cruelty that pours from our newspapers 
and from the talk of the elders into the 
minds of the young, every time a big prize 
fight occurs. 

There are some evils that are in a most 
surprising degree the result of habit. If laws 
were passed in the few remaining States that 
allow prize fighting that would put it out of 
existence in this country, and if at the end 
of twenty or thirty years an effort should be 
made to revive it, the promoters would meet 
with a frost. The new generation would be 
as much astonished as we are over the cock 
fighting that amused our grandfathers. This 
•is, therefore, one of the evils that can be met 
and overcome by legislation. It is done for 
in this State, we believe, and in time will 
find itself outside the pale of civilization. 
* * * 

There was an election held in Los Angeles 
a week ago last Thursday. By the way. 
Thursday is a miserable day to choose for 
elections when this paper has to get into the 
mail Friday afternoon. The City Attorney 
and Council should look to it. By this time 
we might be in the position of one who has 

ed so long in getting the floor that he 
11 what he intended to 

But wasn't it a nice, tidy, little clean up, 
h? Warms the cockles of one's heart 
tik of it. That is getting to be the 
way — an election evei \ 
months or thereabouts with a chance for the 
to show by their votes how well they 
have learned the lessons of the term. Some- 
times it is charter amen sometimes 
a recall, sometimes a regular city election, 
sometimes a special with a few propositions 
submitted to the voter. This town is run- 
ning a civic university for advanced classes 
in the use of the suffrage. Formerly the les- 
sons were of the most primary order: vote 
for this grand old party or the other grand 
old party, and let the city take its chances. 
Even on that we blundered about so much 
that a lot of people actually believed that 
the best way out was to turn the whole busi- 
ness over to a fat party employed by the 
corporations to look after their interests for 
us. But when nobody was watching very 
hard we managed to slip in some of the ap- 
pliances of democracy — direct legislation, 
the recall, initiative on charter amendments 
and the civil service. This was the begin- 
ning of the revolution, a revolution the end 
of which lies far beyond in the future in a 
dream of a city. Once the people learned 
that the city government was to belong to 
them and not to the corporations, they be- 
gan to feel an interest in it — the interest and 
the enthusiasm that go with proprietorship. 
By 1906 one-third of the people were ready 
to leave the old parties and vote on a non- 
partisan basis. Two years later they were 
ready to abandon ward lines in the choice 
of councilmen, and to adopt a direct primary 
law that was non-partisan in its effect. Every 
jump was bringing us nearer to the goal of 
democracy. Then came the splendid waking 
up of the recall and later the general house- 
cleaning of the regular election. And now 
we have this test of the work done up to 
date — a handsome vote of confidence both on 
candidates to the Council and on the issues 
submitted by the administration to the 

There are those who make a point of de- 
ploring' the frequency of elections both for 
their expense and because it "annoys our 
business men,"' who are compelled to leave 
their offices once every six months or there- 
abouts for an hour or so to perform civic 
duties ! This view is childish and unpatri- 
otic. The cost of an election in money is 
usually a mere bagatelle as compared with 
its value to the community. The election of 
June 30th cost the city about $15,000 and it 
increased the city's income more than three 
times that amount in the license tax law 
that the people voted. Moreover it secured 
a reduction of about $20,000 a month in the 
lighting' bills the people are called upon to 
pay. As for these business men who are so 
mightily disturbed at being called from their 
desks to vote, who are they? We do not 
find them in the ranks of the Good Govern- 
ment people. "Our set" is made up of men 
who love their city loyally and are ready to 
give it not only an hour or so once every 
few months for a vote but are ready to do 
committee work and attend meetings and 
subscribe money to help the cause along. 
Too many elections? No doubt there are 
too many for a fool newspaper that manages 
to make a holy show of itself anew even- 
time one comes around, and never by any 
chance gets on the right side of a public 
issue. No wonder it roars. Not too many, 
however, for the honest, faithful citizen, who 

is glad to help in the work of administering 
his citj s affairs. 

( Ince more the Specter of the River 
franchise came forth from his hiding place 
down among the -and pits and gravel bed.-, 
and with a long scythe gathered in a couple 
more victims. One of these he had in 
down twi( ither once, but 

IIS the work was not done thoroughly. 
Ami now he sits sharpening his weapon 
against the August primaries and the fall 
elections, when his services may again be 

+ * * 

It is a significant fact that the very first 
public utterance of the returned Theodore 
Roosevelt on any political topic is an open 
endorsement of the direct primary law pend- 
ing in New York. We say "pending," for 
although the measure has been voted down 
by the gang of machine votaries assembled 
at Albany, the issue is still before the peo- 
ple and will remain there indefinitely until it 
is settled right. The slaughter of this law, 
by the way, is a good illustration of the use- 
lessness of compromising with the machine 
on issues of that character. To please those 
who did not want the people to vote on nom- 
inations directly, the plan was modified to 
include a convention which should act on all 
cases where there was not a clear majority 
of all votes cast. This was the half loaf that 
is supposed to be preferable to no bread. But 
in the end the machine refused to give even 
this, and took, no 'doubt, a malicious satis- 
faction in turning down both Governor 
Hughes, whom they hate because he is hon- 
est, and Mr. Roosevelt, whom they hate still 
more because of the love the people bear 

New York will choose a new legislature 
this fall, and a general housecleaning is ex- 
pected. Nobody expects much in the way 
of reform laws from the present body of 
jack-pot dividers. Possibly the next legis- 
lature may look upon the people and on a 
direct primary law for their benefit with a 
less contemptuous eye. 

The reactionary press, which has been 
puffing Roosevelt to an absurd degree in the 
hope that his friendship for Taft would 
prompt him to say something that could be 
twisted to the discredit of the Insurgent 
cause, have met this direct primary appeal 
of the ex-president with scared silence. But 
T. R.'s second move was even more signifi- 
cant. He sends for the leaders of the In- 
surgent cause, talks things over with them, 
and uses language that seems to leave no 
doubt in their minds as to where he stands. 
Furthermore, he takes a savage swipe at 
Tawney of Minnesota, his ancient enemy on 
the appropriations committee. It will be re- 
membered that in his Winona speech Taft 
defended and praised Tawney and urged his 
reelection. T. R. is beginning to talk to re- 
porters more as he used to talk. He is turn- 
ing loose. We miss our guess if the fire- 
works do not begin before long now. He has 
been bottled up for a surprising period. The 
tension must be tremendous. No doubt he 
would like to hold back until the party is 
through with its primaries — but can he — that 
is the question. 

The case of a Missouri convict, who made 
counterfeit money for years in prison, sug- 
gests a new outlet for the energies of prison- 
ers who are unable to write poetry. — Roches- 
ter Democrat and Chronicle. 



/ 7T HE DATA for this depart- 
^ ment is supplied from the 
statistical bureau of the Munici- 
pal League of Los Angeles, but 
neither that organization nor 
any other has any control over, 
or is in any way responsible for, 
the general policy of PACIFIC 

The New Budget: Council now 
faces the most difficult duty of the 
year — the making out of the budget 
for the coming fiscal year. In spite 
of the warning sent out by Chairman 
Washburn of the finance committee 
that only the most rigid economy 
will keep the city within its income, 
the usual game will no doubt be 
played, that of sending in demands 
from the various departments about 
one-third higher than the sums ac- 
tually needed. The added third is not 
extravagance but represents a laud- 
able desire for expansion and im- 
provement, and often would be real 
economy if it could be granted. We 
urge particularly upon council that for 
once it give us an honest budget, that 
is to say a complete budget. Let it 
contain all the known expenses in or- 
der that the expense or contingent 
fund — the latter name should be used 
to make clear its true character — may 
be used only for the unforeseeable 
things. It might be well to have an 
expense fund separate from the con- 
tingent fund, and to group in the 
former all the various known small 
items that do not belong with any de- 
partment. A budget can either assist 
clean financing for a city or it can 
throw everything into confusion. In 
proportion as it is detailed and ac- 
curate and honest — i. e., frank and 
above-board — it is of value; and in 
proportion as it hides things and is 
vague, it is a source of danger. One 
of the best pieces of work done in 
this country in the way of budget 
making is that of the city of Detroit, 
although probably the New York 
budget will hereafter set the standard 
for the whole country. Baltimore and 
Cleveland are also cities of careful 
budget making. 

Stop Prize Fighting: The disgust- 
ing outcome of the affair at Reno 
ought to make it easier to put a stop 
to the fighting game all over the 
country. As the case stands now the 
highest exemplar of this manly art, 
the champion before whom all its 
votaries must burn the incense of ad- 
miration, is a ' bullet-headed negro. 
The white man went into the ring 
with all the science and courage that 
he ever had, but he lacked the brute 
force to stand up against the black 
man. No doubt if a gorilla were 
trained a little, he could get away 
with the present champ ; on and a bear 
could get away with the gorilla. It 
is an outworn sport that has no place 
in the scheme of the 20th Century. 
No decent man can read an account 
of the fight and not feel degraded in 
the fact that such an affair took place, 
was permitted by law of a State in 
the Union, and was gazed upon by 
thousands of spectators, who paid 
over $200,000 for their seats. In Los 
Angeles we do not allow brutal prize- 
fights but we allow fights of a mild 
type. It will be well to forbid it al- 
together. We have not that kind of a 
city — no matter how a few sports 
may feel about it. A great deal of 
harm is done, moreover, among the 

very young by the moving picture re- 
production of fights. That ought to 
be controlled by law in some way. 
Certainly no children should be ad- 
mitted to shows of that character. 

New Council: Stewart is made chair- 
man of the committee on Public 
Health and Morals and a member of 
Finance and of Harbors. Whiffen is 
made chairman of the committee on 
Public Lands and Buildings and a 
member of Supplies and of Streets 
and Boulevards. The body is de- 
cidedly strengthened by the addition 
of these new wheel-horses. Both of 
them are men of affairs and of high 
character. Stewart has been living 
in Los Angeles a quarter of a cen- 
tury and he has a wide circle of de-- 
voted friends. By the way, it is a 
noteworthy fact that this council con- 
tains two ex-presidents of the Cham- 
ber of Commerce. Can anybody^ re- 
call a previous council that contained 
even one? The last council that was 
fully controlled by the Republican ma- 
chine, that of 1905 to 1907, contained 
only two men that were on the assess- 
ment roll, the other seven owning no 
property. Of these seven there were 
only two that had ever had a salary 
or income over $125 a month and 
three had never earned over $70 a 
month. The present, Good Govern- 
ment council, is entirely made up of 
men on the assessment roll, of con- 
siderable business experience and o't 
known good standing in the com- 

Electric Lighting Vote: There were 
only five precincts in the city where 
a majority of the votes cast were op- 
posed to the reduction in electric 
lighting. All of these except _ one 
were Healy and Houghton precincts. 
Number 110 which is in the old race 
track region voted 66 for and 68 
against. Number 149, which is .down 
in the center of the saloon district, 
went 39 for and 43 against. Number 
164, which is in the old 7th over by 
the river, went 28 for and 43 against, 
and 181, which also adjoins the river, 
went 57 for and 65 against. In these 
four precincts Healy and Houghton 
had good majorities, and the same is 
true of most of the precincts where 
the for and against vote on electric 
lighting ran about even. The other 
precinct in this list is 96, which is in 
the 5th Ward, and which voted for 
Stewart and Whiffen. There the vote 
on the lighting question went 64 in 
favor and 70 against. In spite of this 
one exception the general rule holds 
that the corporation vote was pro- 
grammed for Healy and Houghton 
and against the lowering of rates. 

Chief Croker on Civil Service: In 

this department we noted recently the 
strictures of Fire Chief Croker of New 
York on the civil service method of 
appointment of firemen. He con- 
tended that the examination ran too 
much to intellect and not enough to 
physique. Elliott H. Goodwin, Secre- 
tary of the National Civil Service Re- 
form League, answers Chief Croker 
and corrects a number of errors in 
his statement. It seems that^ 50 per 
cent is allowed for the physical ex- 
amination, and not 25 per cent as the 
Chief asserted; also, that it is the phy- 
sical examination and not the mental 
that throws out a very large per- 
centage of all the applicants. Mr. 
Goodwin contends that every form of 
test shows a higher standard of 
strength and bravery in the depart- 
ment now than ever existed before. 
Tammany is hard put to it under this 

administration and is on the hunt for 
patronage openings. 

Horse and Motor Vehicles: Last 
August and again in October the Park 
Commission of Boston had a count 
made of the vehicles passing over 
several bridges and across prominent 
driveways, to find the number and 
kind. The points selected are not in 
the business centers, and yet thous- 
ands of draft vehicles are included in 
the count. A total of 82,314 vehicles 
were tallied, of which 61,125 were 
automobiles and 21,189 were horse 
drawn. Bicycles and motorcycles 
were not entered. Only 889 of the 
horse vehicles were classed, as ''double 
light" showing the very small per- 
centage of carriages now in use — 
against over 47,000 touring cars. 

The Drainage Canal of Chicago: 

Chicago has already spent $65,OO0,U0O 
on its drainage canal whereby the 
purity of its river has been secured 
and the harmless disposal of the 
city's sewage. This has also pro- 
tected the city's water supply from 
contamination. At an additional cost 
of $75,000,000 water power amounting 
to 112,000 horse power can be ob- 
tained. They figure the saleable value 
of this in Chicago at $3,000,000 per 
annum. These figures make our little 
power enterprise look iike finding 

An Old Story: The Denver Water 
Company which lost in its appeal to 
the people for a new franchise is now 
embarking on a complicated line of 
litigation in the courts to light off 
municipal ownership. They believe 
that after six or eight years of that 
the people will be ready to pay almost 
any price for their plant. The people 
of Los Angeles paid a million dollars 
over the appraisement to get rid of 
litigation and to take possession of 
the plant — but it was a splendid good 
bargain at that. 

Important Municipal Gatherings : 

The League of American Municipali- 
ties holds its annual convention from 
the 24th to the 26th of August in St. 
Paul._ A very interesting program is 
announced by its secretary, John Mac- 
Vicar of Des Moines. The member- 
ship of this body is largely made up 
of city officials, particularly mayors, 
street commissioners, auditors and 
city attorneys, and the matters dis- 
cussed are chiefly on the practical or- 

Increase of Income: Mayor Gaynor 
of New York calls the attention of 
the public to the striking increase in 
city water receipts which for the first 
five months of 1910 totaled $4,298,401 
as against $3,019,198 for the corre- 
sponding period of 1909. The depart- 
ment has reecived a pretty thorough 
overhauling and reorganization since 
E. W. Bemis of Cleveland took 
charge under the Gaynor administra- 

Mad Dog Scare: Lafayette, Indiana, 
is having a bad time with its dogs, 
and its authorities are seriously con- 
sidering a law to render the canine 
species extinct in that vicinity. A 
number of cases of rabies have oc- 
curred. The police have killed all the 
animals that are unmuzzled in the 
streets, but there have been many in- 
stances of people bitten in their 

Coney Island has been held up by 
hostile proceedings in court, and in 
the meantime the Board of Health is 
attacking the existing bath houses 
which are declared to be outrageous- 
ly unsanitary. It is proposed to re- 
quire the sterilization of bathing suits 
after they are used. 

Berkeley Satisfied: Mayor Hodge- 
head of Berkeley, speaking before the 
Schoolmasters' Club of Stockton, 
strongly urges the people of the lat- 
ter city to adopt the commission plan, 
which, he asserts, the people of his 
own town have found efficient and 
economical and in every way satis- 

Commission Government in New 
York State: The city of Buffalo has 
already decided upon a commission 
form of government as soon as it can 
legally be adopted, and Rochester has 
a committee of 100 whose purpose it 
is to agitate for a State law that will 
enable any city that so desires to 
adopt this form. 



SoJroadway ^IlS^Ei?^ So. Hill Street 


Now going on 

THIS interesting event 
for economical shop- 
p e r s is presenting 
many inducements to save 
money, as all broken assort- 
ments, odds and ends, and 
discontinued numbers have 
been reduced in price to ef- 
fect a rapid and complete 
clearance before invoicing. 

Our Sale Prices 
make money for 
our patrons and 
friends for the 

Sanitary Bath Houses: The attempt 
to get a municipal hath house at 

Early buyers always 
secure first choice. 




Address of Hen. Thomas E. Gibbon 
Before the City Club. 

Intr ident Finl. 

the few nun who saw the 


and its in- i years ago 

I tills city 

and who 

iOrked unceasingly to see his 


itj Club members at 


"It is jiir. t such nun." said Mr. Fin- 

n, "who have made possible the 

"f our magnificent harbor 

duel which 
I think you will find interesting. 
The Los Angeles Aqueduct 
"The Loa Angeles Aqueduct was 

estimated to cost twenty-five million 
dollars. Of this sum. $1,500,000 in- 
I in water bearing lands, water 
and rights of way, before the 
work was begun on the Aqueduct 
proper, was 1 by the City 

from the proceeds of the watet 5VS 
tern which it now owns, and the re- 
maining $23,500.(10(1 was provided for 
by an issue of lour per cent bonds for 
that amount, voted by the people of 
the city and already sold. 

Hon. Tho 

and that other great project, the 
Owens River Aqueduct." 

Mr. Gibbon told of the wonderful 
possibilities that await the completion 
of the Aqueduct, speaking as follows: 

"We realize bow important it is to 
cities to have a bountiful sup- 
ply of pure water. This has been a 
potent fact ever since the days that 
men first started to live together in 
communities. The wonderful aque- 
duct system that was built by 
ancient Rome has been the 
wonder and admiration of the en- 
gineers of modern days. 

"It remained for a city on the west- 
ern coast of North America to plan 
and build what will be the longest 
aqueduct the world has known. Fig- 
ures are dry, I know, even though 
they be used in connection with water, 
but I will venture to give you some 

s. E. Gibbon 

"The Aqueduct is divided into the 
following sections: 

Unlined canal in Owens River 

Valley 20.98 

Uncovered concrete conduit... 39.57 

Covered concrete conduit 100.07 

Tunnels 41.57 

Syphons 11.41 

Flumes .16 

Pen stock 2.00 

Length of reservoirs 15.00 

Total length 230.00 

"The first earth was removed dur- 
ing the last days of October, 1907, 
and it was estimated that the Aque- 
duct with all tli c reservoirs to and in- 
cluding the San Fernando Reservoir, 
would be completed by May 1913. 
The w-ork has progressed so much 
more rapidly than was at first esti- 
mated, that the revised estimate now 
places the date/of completion May 
1st, 1912. 

Great Undertaking 
"In order to carry on this work it 

. to: 

- and 
as high as 

"2nd. \\ atet -> steit ing in 

the a iu! 180 miles in 

water mains and pipes, 

A cement plant of 1000 bbls, 
capacity per day. 

"-4th. Three h trie plants 

with c: power, for 

power and lights, and several hun- 
dred miles of high tension transmis- 

' 3th. \ ti li phone system centering 
in the offices in Los Angeles, consist- 
ing "i 300 miles of main line, with 
branches, which puts the Aqueduct 
offici in the i entral BIdg., in Los An- 
in direct touch with every part 
. work. 

"The ditch as being constructed 
will carry about 15 per cent more 
water than was at first estimated 
when the amount of the bond issue 
was determined on. It will deliver 
daily throughout the year 272,000,000 
gallons of water. 

"Through storage in the resrvoir 
system, it is estimated that 300,000,000 
gallons per day can be delivered 
throughout the dry months of the 

Ample Water Supply Assured 

"The present consumption of water 
in the city is 110 gallons per capita 
per day, and at this rate the Aque- 
duct will furnish water for a city of 
2,472,000 people. The Aqueduct 
water supply, together with our pres- 
ent water supply, will provide water 
for a city of three millions of people. 

"When the Aqueduct is completed 
by May 1st, 1912, this city, even 
though it may have a population of 
500,000, the water supply will be six 
times larger than necessary to accom- 
modate its inhabitants at that date. 
The unused five-sixths can be sold at 
good prices to other municipalities, 
and for irrigating agricultural lands 
surrounding the city and lying along 
the line of the Aqueduct. 

"About 50 sum 

approp Aque- 

duct i ( H' this 

mom j i' was exp 

lands, waur rights, and right 



pleted. Upon the portion al 
ompli ing has been made 

sufficient to cover thi i at a 

hi .' million di illars, the 

il estimate on which the b 
were issued having provided merely 
for an open ditch. 

Work Progressing Rapidly 
"The present rate of progress is 
live and one-half miles per month, or 
66 miles per year. To obtain a bet- 
ter idea of the rapidity with which 
the work i- going on, lei ;■- take the 
totals "i the two last August ten-day 

reports. AugUSl 11 to 21. and August 
21 to 31st inclusive. In the first ten- 
day period the tunnel excavation 
amounted to 5,224 feet, conduit, 3,829 
feet, canal 1009 feet. In the second 
period the excavation was: Tunnel 5,- 
038 feet, conduit 3,615 feet and canal 
561 feet. These are typical records of 

Leading Clothiers (INC* 

437-439-441-443 South Spring 
Between Fourth and Fifth Streeta. 




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cellar, a strictly modern, up-to-date home, with all conveniences. Was 
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This home is offered at $10,500.00, and is a bargain. Terms $3000.00 
cash, balance can be arranged to suit convenience of buyer. Apply to 
owner, at above address. 


the last three months. During Octo- 
br 1908, the United States 31-day 3 
shift record for boring in hard rock 
was broken with a run of 466 feet. 
This was surpassed in March 1909 
with a run of 476 feet, and again in 
September with a run of 488 feet un- 
der adverse conditions. In April the 
31-day, 2 shift record for tunnel bor- 
ing in soft rock was broken by a run 
of 529 feet, and in August the 3 shift 
record of the world was eclipsed by a 
run of 1,061.6 feet. In the last in- 
stance the cost was $6.49 per lineal 
foot, a cost record almost as remark- 
able as the distance record. Since 
October 1908 more than 20 miles of 
tunnels have been excavated. 
Consolidation of City and County 
"Not to digress, I wish here 
to refer to the matter of the 
consolidation of the city and county 
governments in Los Angeles, and the 
effect the completion of the aqueduct 
will have upon the realization of such 
a plan. The consummation of our 
aqueduct will act as a magnet that 
will bring outlying municipalities to 
our doors, begging for admittance. 
The solution of the consolidation 
problem may be seen in the comple- 
tion of the aqueduct. Consolidation 
of city and county governments with 
all needed territory included will then 
be an easy matter to effect. 
Sale of Water 

f 'Tt is highly necessary that at the 
earliest possible moment the city 
should realize the largest possible in- 
come from its aqueduct in order to 
pav interest upon the bonded in- 
debtedness. Early provision should 
be made by the city government for 
the sale of all the surplus water that 
the city will own. To that end rates 
should be established, arrangements 
made for selling the water, contracts 
entered into, so that those buying it 
can have their water systems ready to 
use it the moment it is turned on and 
everything made ready, to the end 
that when the water first comes into 
the San Fernando valley reservoirs 
the citv can begin to secure an in- 
come from outside consumers. 

"Fortunately for the city, the great 
ranches that have existed in the San 
Fernando valley since the early set- 
tlement of the country are being sub- 
divided and sold in small parcels, so 
that by the time the water is ready 
and for sale there will be in the San 
Fernando vallev thousands of small 
agricultural holdings prepared to take 
the water and use it and pay therefor 
a large income to the city. Some ar- 
rangement will, of course, be made by 
our city government by which the 
users who are willing to pay the 
largest price for the water will se- 
cure it. This surplus water should be 
made a large source of income from 
the very moment the water is de- 
livered to the city. 

"The comnletion of the Owens river 
aqueduct will mean much to the city 
of Los Angeles, an abundant supply 
of pure water for home use at a cheap 
rate. A perfect water sunoly will be 
given us in the city's narks, the dis- 
tribution of which will bring lux- 
uriant plant growth and make the 
parks of Los Angeles the finest in the 

Power Possibilities 

"There is one great feature that I 
wish to call your attention to. Let 
me first tell you an incident of a year 
or more ago. A certain man came to 
me and said: 'Why do you not use 
the columns of The Herald to 
advocate a plan to sell the rights 
for the establishment of power plants 
along the line of the aqueduct? Such 
a sale would net the city sufficient to 
pav the nrincipal and interest on the 
$23,000,000 of aqueduct bonds now in 

"I refused his proposition, con- 
sidering that were such a right so 
valuable to an outside interest it was 
doubly valuable to our city to own 
power plants along the aqueduct. 

"From the water that will flow 

through that aqueduct it is estimated 
we will be enabled to generate hydro- 
electric power to the extent of 120,000 
horse power delivered in Los Angeles 
at a cost not to exceed $60 per 
horsepower. This supply will be 
constant, as it will be devloped by a 
flow of water, not affected by drought, 
or dependent upon reservoir storage. 

"Between 45,000 and 49,000 horse- 
power will be developed by the $3,- 
500.000 in bonds voted by the people 
of the city on April 19th. 

"In 1907 Mr. R. F. Scattergood, 
Chief Electrical Engineer of the 
Aqueduct, made estimates for the de- 
velopment of 37,000 horse-power 
(every day in the j _ ear) from the 
Aqueduct where it passes through 
San Francisquito Canyon and where 
there is a fall of approximately 1500 

"The average price of power de- 
livered at a receiving sub-station in 
Los Angeles, he placed at eight- 
tenths cents per kilowatt hour on a 
fifty per cent load factor basis. 

"The total cost of the two power 
plants, the transmission line , and 
switches, the sub-station in Los An- 
geles and the incident hydraulic work 
to said power development in San 
Francisquito Canyon (reservoirs, con- 
duit and pressure pipe) he figured at 

"After paying for all operation, 
maintenance, interest and depreciation 
charges (which he fixed at $521,000), 
Mr. Scattergood makes the statement 
that the net annual earnings from the 
sale of this 37,000 horse-power at the 
rate named above, should be $1,406,- 

"Based on this estimate it is safe to 
say that with the 120.000 horse-power 
marketed at a rate which will furnish 
the inhabitants of the city the cheap- 
est light and power for domestic use 
enjoyed by any city in the country, 
the city can secure from the electric 
power alone, income more than suffi- 
cient to pay both principal and inter- 
est of both the Aqueduct and elec- 
tric power bonds, making the water 
cost absolutely nothing to the city. 

"Think of having 120,000 horse- 
power at our command, whereas at 
the present time in Los Angeles 6600 
is the total number of horse-power 
now in use for lighting. It means that 
we are to have the cheapest lighting 
rate of the continent and that with 
this low rate Los Angeles will be- 
come the most brilliantly lighted city 
in the United States. 

Power, an Impetus to Harbor's 

"This wealth of power will make 
San Pedro one of the thriving har- 
bors pi the coast. It will give us 
electrical facilities for handling freight 
and lines for transportation of im- 
ports and exports between the city 
and the sea. 

"I want to see the time when our 
city government will set aside 25,000 
of the estimated 120.000 horse-power 
which we will derive from the aque- 
duct power plants and offer it 
at the lowest possible rate for 
a term of years to manufacturers 
who will locate here. Such an offer 
will serve to accelerate the establish- 
ment of manufactories in and about 
Los Angeles and make the city the 
greatest on the Pacific coast." 



William Thum 


At the regular weekly luncheon to 
be held at the Westminster Hotel to- 
day (Saturday), at 12:15 p. m.. Miss 
Matie Clark will speak on "Housing 
Conditions in Los Angeles." Mr. 
Geo. E. Bettinger will speak on "Los 
Angeles Playgrounds and their Mis- 

Miss Clark and Mr. Bettinger are 
nnoils at the Los Angeles Polvtechnic 
Hieh School and they will deliver the 
orations which thev delivered at the 
exercises at the high school recently. 

In California appropriated water be- 
longing to water companies does not 
belong to them as absolute property. 
Although not in express language, yet 
in effect, the enacted water law 
makes the water companies quasi- 
trustees for the water. This law 
merely permits the water companies 
to distribute their supplies of water 
under the following and other pro- 

1. If a water company does not 
develop all of the water in a certain 
water shed, or if later it should 
abandon part of the flow, any other 
part}' may, by proper procedure, 
appropriate the portion that the com- 
pany does not use. 

2. The company may not, except 
in specifically prescribed cases, divert 
its water to another water shed. 

3. The law, through the prescribed 
authorities, fixes the maximum rates 
which the company may charge for 
water supplied. 

4. The law specifically prescribes 
that the maximum rate for water shall 
be so regulated as to give the com- 
panies a certain percentage of profit 
on a true valuation of such of its im- 
provements, development work, real 
estate, and such other property as is 
actually used and useful in the con- 
duct of the business. The law does 
not provide for any valuation or prof- 

it on the water rights; thus all prop- 
erty qualifications were eliminated 
from such rights. 

5. The water company must serve 
all inhabitants within the district on 
the same terms and conditions. 

The water laws, as enacted, do not 
even in the remotest way intimate 
that any valuation of water rights 
might be legal. On the contrary, the 
whole trend of these laws would seem 
to make such valuation illegal, both . 
for inventory purposes and for pur- 
poses of rate fixing. 

Before going any further it would 
be well to notice the difference be- 
tween the water laws and the laws 
governing the ownership and develop- 
ment of petroleum. An oil company 
may sell its oil where it pleases; it 
may refuse to sell to whomsoever it 
does not wish to supply; it may sell at 
any price that it can force, and it may 
pump irrespective of its neighbors' 

This comparison makes it apparent 
that a company holding appropriated 
water, no matter under what plan it 
appropriated the water, has no abso- 
lute ownership. Its ownership is ex- 
tremely limited. 

The water law of 1885 contains the 
following: "Said Board of Super- 
visors, in fixing such rates, shall, as 
near as may be, so adjust them that 


Our new 'building at 446-448 South Broadway is now well under way. 
We have contracted! for sufficient new stock to completely fill it upon 
its completion. Our present immense assortment of Pianos, Player 
Pianos, and other high grade Musical Instruments must, therefore, be 
sold. They have been heavily discounted and will be offered at prices 
that would compel attention anywhere in the United States. If you 
expect to 'buy a Piano or Piano Player, visit our show rooms. You will 
find this the opportunity of a life time to secure standard makes at re- 
duced prices. 

f^ ~~ n T>i„l^^.l f^^ Steinway, Cecilian and Victor Dealers 
VJCO. J . OllKei LO. 345-347 S. Spring St. 



We are prepared to do Candidates' 
Printing with or without the Union 
Label. Prices lowest, consistent with 
Good Work. 



A. M. DUNN, President 

Main 1566 F-1853 837 S. Spring Street 


the net annual receipts and profits 


!\ in- 

nd all other property 
:'ul to the appro- 
priation and furnishing of such water. 
The law docs not say that a 
profit of between six and eighteen 
ntum shall be allowed on any 
future valuation of the water rights. 
true that the law expressly al- 
:he said profit on "all other prop- 
actually used and useful to the 
appropriation and furnishing of such 
water." The phrase, "all other prop- 
erty actually used and useful to the 
appropriation and furnishing of such 
water" was not intended to cover 
water or water rights. 

Should a jobbing house advertise 
that it has on sale water pipe and all 
other property actually used and use- 
ful to the appropriation and furnish- 
ing of water by water companies, no 
one would expect to buy water or 
water rights from the house. Should 
a dealer advertise that he has on sale 
fish lines and all other materials ac- 
tually used and useful for catching 
and selling fish, no one would expect 
to buy fish from him. For like rea- 
sons no one should have assumed that 
the framers of our water law intended 
that a profit should be figured on a 
valuation of the water-right, when 
they said that a profit of six to eigh- 
teen per cent may be allowed on the 
"value of the canals, ditches, flumes, 
chutes, and all other property actually 
used and useful to the appropriation 
and furnishing of such water." The 
records of law suits show that, up to 
1890 or even later, it did not occur to 
water companies to ask a percentage 
of profit on a valuation of appropri- 
ated water. This fact is strong evi- 
dence that no such profit was orig- 
inally intended. The fact that the 
framers of the law specified canals, 
ditches, flumes and chutes, but did not 
specify the water-right, which is the 
first essential in the business, is 
further evidence on the same point. 

Of course, in 1890 there was much 
undeveloped water in nearly every 
part of the State and it would, in 
most cases, have looked ridiculous for 
a water company to inventory water 
at any price. At present the usual 
custom throughout the country is for 
the authorities to allow the larger 
water companies a net annual profit 
of six per cent on the present worth 
of all property actually used and use- 
ful in the operation of the water busi- 
ness. But as soon as all the water 
was appropriated, the same tendency 
to raise prices, as is everywhere seer. 
in cases of privately owned and con- 
trolled commodious, was manifested 
as to water, although the ultimate 
control and ownership thereof had 
been reserved for the public by law. 
This reservation for the public was in 
an odd yet natural enough way lost 
sight of by the lower courts; and now 
many of those who take the opinion 
of these courts as final, firmly believe 
that water companies have a right to 
demand a water rate that will net the 
customary percentage of profits on a 
capitalization of about $2,000 an inch 
for flowing water. In the case of 
Pasadena, for instance, they base this 
belief on the fact that it would cost 
that much or more an inch to buy an 
interest in Owen's River water and 
to build a branch pine line to Pasa- 
dena. Even if the California public 
had not by law virtually reserved the 
ownership of the water, would not 
such capitalization of water be so ex- 
tremly contrary to public policy as to 
be illegal? 

A water-right is similar to an ex- 
clusive franchise for going into the 
water business, with a specific supply 
of water, in a specific territory, un- 
der specific legal conditions and re- 

strictions as to development, distribu- 
tion and ra- 
the difference, if any. 
twecn a California water right and a 

In the report of the well known 
case of Willcox v. Consolidate: 

.:_' U. S. 19, decided by the 
;>rcmc Court in I 
we read the following: 

"The valuation of the franchises of 
the constituent gas companies as fixed 
by them when organizing a consoli- 
dated corporation pursuant to N. Y. 
laws 1884, chap. 367, which valuation 
was included in the total sum for 
which the consolidated corporation is- . 
sued its stock, must be accepted by 
the courts in testing the reasonable- 
ness of legislative regulation of gas 
rates as conclusive of such value at 
the time of consolidation, where the 
validity of the agreement fixing the 
valuation has always been recognized, 
and the stock has earned large divi- 
dends and has been largely dealt in 
for many years on the basis of the 
validity of the valuation and of the 

"Increase since the consolidation of 
the tangible assets of a consolidated 
gas company and in the amount of 
gas supplied by it does not justify the 
court, when testing the reasonableness 
of the rates fixed by statute, in at- 
tributing a proportional increase to 
the value of the franchises as fixed by 
the constituent companies at the time 
of consolidation." 

"Gas rates which will yield to a cor- 
poration having a monopoly of the 
gas service in New York City a re- 
turn of 6 per cent upon the fair value 
of the property actually used by such 
company in its business are not con- 

"No allowance for the value of the 
good will should be made in estimat- 
ing the value of the property of a gas 
company upon which it is entitled to 

earn a fair return, for the purpose of 
testing nablcncss of the rates 

fixed by statute, where such com: 
is secure from possible competition." 
These quotations from Justice Peck- 
ham's opinion show conclusively that 
in the State of New York franchises 
are no longer to be given any valua- 
tion on which to base a percentage of 
. except in i long stand- 

iid only under conditions that 
never prevail with California water 
In this connection the 
question would be, "Is a water right 

equivalent to a franchise?" Whether 
it is or not the other reasons given 
arc sufficient to prevent the capitaliza- 
tion of water rights. 

If the Supreme Court should de- 
it illegal to demand a profit on 
a valuation of water rights, these 
rights would certainly never have any 
money value. However, the capi- 
talization of water rights is so con- 
trary to public policy that some pro- 
ne legislator should see to it a law is enacted fixing the 
of these rights, so that the courts 

Vacation Music 

Take an Edison or a Victor 

The talking machine is fast becoming an indispen- 
sable adjunct to the vacation outfit. Parties going to 
the mountains and to the beach are taking their 
amusement with them in the form of an Edison or 
a Victor, and an assortment of records. 

In the solitude of the mountains you can hear the 
noblest music ever written. On the beach you can 
give vaudeville entertainments. At the summer re- 
sorts you can have an impromptu dance — if you 
have a talking machine. We pack talking ma- 
chine outfits in handy form, so that they may be 
easily carried — come and see how it's done. 

Victors from $10 to $250. Edisons from $12.50 to $200. We make easy terms 

Southern California Music Co. 

The House of Musical Quality 
332-334 So. Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Founded in 1866 

Established in Los Angeles 1895 

Incorporated Under the Laws of California May 29, 1899 


333-335-337 SOUTH HILL STREET 

Telephones: Maiji 224S; 60127. Hours: 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. 
174th Monthly Report, July 1, 1910 


Balance due on houses being sold on months installments, mortgages, secured loans and houses un- 
der construction $2,497,930.69 

Building Material Co. stock, including two lumber yards, lumber and planing mills, warehouses, 

shops, factories, wagons, etc : 164,740.00 

Stock in Globe Savings Bank at par (market value $91,350.00) 63,000.00 

Real Estate (market value $1,741,370.00) 1,362,943.92 

Fixtures 5,075.88 

Cash on hand 142,932.47 



Capital stock paid in cash $1,733,681.00 

Reserve 2,263,580.72 $3,997,261.72 


Dividends payable (uncalled for) $ 2.204.78 

Home Certificates & Mortgages on property purchased (not a legal liability) 237,156.46 239,361.24 

i • 


No Unpaid Bills 

Gain in stockholders during the past month 186 

Gain in stockholders during the past year 2.283 

Total number of stockholders 4,779 

Our 57th quarterly cash dividend, amounting to $99,024.54, was paid May 15, 1910. Our 58th quarterly cash 
dividend will be paid August 15, 1910. 

30.000 shares of unissued stock now on sale at $3.25 a share. 

All stock purchased during July will share in this dividend. 

No stockholder of this company ever failed to get his money back if he wanted it. 

DIRECTORS — Charles A. Elder, president and manager; Charles Cassat Davis, vice-president and attorney; 
W. D. Deeble, secretary; G. M. Derby, treasurer; A. P. Thomson, associate attorney; Harry D. Rodgers, auditor; 
C. L. Bagley. 



may have something unequivocal upon 
which to base a decision that will 
either undo capitalization already at- 
tempted or at least fix a very low 
maximum value. 


Building Inspector's Re- 
port Indicates Growth 
of City 

The annual report of J. J. Backus, 
Chief Inspector of Buildings, has just 
been issued and shows increases over 
last year's business in nearly all de- 
partments. Following are extracts 
from the report: 

The City's Growth 

"The volume of business transacted 
in this office indicates the growth of 
the city. During the year just closed 
the frontage for new buildings 
amounted to 163,594 feet or 30.98 
miles; frontage for new sheds and 
barns, 18,465 feet or 3.5 miles; front- 
age for additions, 20,571 feet or 3.9" 
miles, making a total frontage for all 
classes of new buildings and additions 
of 202,630 feet or 38.38 miles, showing 
a greater frontage over and above 
previous years. 

Receipts and Expenditures 

"The receipts of this department 
amounted to $51,068.64, and the ex- 
penditures for the same period were 
$39,342.00. Therefore it will be seen 
that the department has turned into 
the iCity Treasury the sum of $11,- 
726.64 over all expenses. 

Building Permits 

"During the fiscal year just closed 
I have issued 10,064 building permits, 
with a valuation of $19,441,610, being 
an increase of 2,420 permits and $8,- 
250,926 valuation over the preceding 
year, 1908-09. This represents the 
greatest amount of building for the 
same period in the history of the city. 
Plumbing and Gas Permits 

"During this past year I have issued 
16,181 permits for the installation of 
sanitary plumbing, construction of 
sewers and cesspools; and permits for 
the installation of gas piping to the 
number of 9,868. Both of these latter 
items show a very substantial in- 
crease over and above any preceding 

Fire Escape and Other Permits 

"In addition to these, I have issued 
111 permits for the erection and con- 
struction of fire escapes; 32 permits 
for the maintenance of moving picture 
exhibitions, and 48 permits for the 
maintaining of house courts. 

Court Injunction and Ordinance 

"In relation to these fire escapes 
and standpipes, I wish to mention the 
fact that a greater number have not 
been erected and installed for the rea- 
son that until recently we have not 
had an ordinance that the prosecuting 
attorneys of the city could legally 
make an arrest and prosecute under, 
and, further, this matter has been in 
the Superior Courts of the county, 
said courts having issued an injunc- 
tion or restraining order against the 
city, which made it impossible for 
me to enforce the ordinance. But 
under the new ordinance, recently 
enacted by the City Council, which 
has been effective a trifle over two 
months, I now have a large amount 
of fire escape and standpipe work un- 
der way. 


"I have successfully prosecuted in 
the police courts a number of viola- 
tions of the building ordinances, but 
in this respect, I wish to say that the 
general miblic shows a better spirit 
in complying with the building ordi- 
nances and our state laws governing 
tenment houses, now that they are 
more familiar with them." 

An Aid to Democracy, Say Advocates 
of Simplified Electoral Methods. 

Members of the National Municipal 
League are co-operating with the 
Short Ballot Association, founded by 
Richard S. Childs, a progressive young 
business man of New York, to help 
political reform by means of an intel- 
ligent election system. President 
Woodrow Wilson of Princeton' Uni- 
versity is the head of the association. 
In its opposition to the present com- 
plicated ballot system and in its ad- 
vocacy of a short ballot the associa- ' 
tion thus argues: 

"The dangerously great power of 
politicians in our country is not due 
to any peculiar civic indifference of 
the people, but rests on the fact that 
we are living under a form of democ- 
racy that is so unworkable as to con- 
stitute in practice a pseudo-democra- 
cy. It is unworkable because, first, it 
submits to popular election offices 
which are too unimportant to 
attract (or deserve) public at- 
tention; second, it submits to 
popular election so many offices at 
one time that many of them are in- 
evitably crowded out from proper pub- 
lic attention; third, it submits to pop- 
ular election so many offices at one 
time that the business of making up 
the elaborate tickets necessary in ev- 
ery election makes the political ma- 
chine an indispensable instrument in 
electoral action. 

"Many officers are elected, there- 
fore, without adequate public scrutiny 
and owe their election not to the peo- 
ple, but to the makers of the party 
ticket, who thus acquire an influence 
that is capable of great abuse. 

"The short ballot principle is, first, 
that only those offices should be 
elective which are important enough 

to attract (and deserve) public ex- 
amination; second, that very few offi- 
ces should be filled by election at one 
time, so as to permit adequate and 
unconfused public examination of the 

"Obedience to these fundamental 
principles explains the comparative 
success of democratic government in 
the cities of Great Britain and other 
foreign democracies, as well as in 
Galveston, Des Moines and other 
American cities that are governed by 

This has been a subject in which 
the National Municipal League has 
been interested for years, and the 
purpose of the Short Ballot Associa- 
tion is to do active work to obtain 
the short ballot. 

say? Bella — Yes; I saw a great bar- 
gain in shoes when I had a hole in my 
stocking!! — Ladies' Guest. 

Stella — A dreadful experience, you 


Fire-Proof Storage 

And 250 S. BROADWAY 

Call and inspect. Reduced Rate 
Shippers of household goods to and 
from the East and North. 


Five Passenger Rambler Automo- 
bile in good order. Will take 
Equity in Lots, Land or House 
and Lot. Inquire or address 


837 SoutH Spring Street 

Report of the Condition of 

The First National Bank of Los Angeles 



Loans and Discounts $11,540,793.88 

Overdrafts, secured and unsecured 23,724.99 

U. S. Bonds to secure circulation 1,250,000.00 

U. S. Bonds to secure U. S. deposits 305,000.00 

U. S. Bonds on hand 55,000.00 

Premium on U. S. Bonds None 

Bonds, securities, etc (Bonds Only) 882,600.00 

Due from National Banks 

(not reserve agents) $ 971,629.79 

Due from State Banks and 

Bankers 242,752.82 

Due from Approved Reserve 

Agents' 922,659.45 

Checks and Other Cash Items. 117,263.05 
Exchange for Clearing House. 322,600.54 
Notes of Other National Banks 50,747.00 
Fractional Paper Currency, 

Nickels and Cents 7,138.38 

Lawful Money Reserve in Bank, viz: 

Specie 2,286.763.00 

Legal Tender Notes 86,700.00 

Cash and Sight Exchange 

Redemption Fund with U. S. Treasurer. 


Total $19,127,872.90 


Capital Stock paid in $ 1,250,000.00 

Surplus Fund 250,000.00 

Undivided Profits, Less Expenses and 

Taxes Paid 1,518,980.45 

National Bank Notes Outstanding 1,102,450.00 

Due to Other National Banks. $ 1,564,874.29 
Due to ■ State Banks and 

Bankers 881,743.26 

Due to Trust and Savings 

Banks 990,901.96 

Dividends Unpaid 63,755.00 

Individual Deposits Subject to 

Check 10,347,504.84 

Demand Certificates -of De- 
posit 571,547.75 

Certified Checks 65,037.53 

Cashier's Checks Outstanding 119,226.16 

U .S. Deposits 389,784.89 

Letters of Credit 4,476.00 

Total Deposits 14,998,851.68 

Reserved for Taxes 7,590.77 

Total $19,127,872.90- 

No Real Estate. No Furniture and Fixtures. No Premium on U. S. Bonds. 
State of California, County of Los Angeles, ss: 

I, W. T. S. Hammond, Cashier of the above named Bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is 
true to the best of my knowledge and belief. W. T. S. HAMMOND, Cashier. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of July, 1910. 
W. N. HAMAKER, Notary Public. 

Correct — Attest: 



presc Mr-. Silvi 



the mcmb 
ilic Ancient Guild of 
oming inl- 
and ils in 

■ Tiler 
lalifying by rinlu 
dreams " and seeing 
our happini 
in trifles light as air. with 
things material being relegated to the 
■lace in ti: 
We ha\ in f-dries with 

dear Peter Pan, building us huts in 
the wind swayed tree tops and I 
them palaces, and one and all, we 
■ our lives erecting foolish and 
impractical castles in the air, while 
the wise of the earth— earnest souls 
who were born knowing that a 

-pade and nothing more — ridicule 
and deride us and bid us "go to," 
saying that we cumber the ground. 

Behold our day has dawned, and 
"iir foolishness is justified of all men. 
Among the mighty of the earth, ami 
chiet of those who mock us, are those 
plain-dwellers who market the hill 
For gain, parcelling out the good 
brown earth in lots, "with side walks 
and sewer laid, gas and electric con- 
nections in," and buy and sell the 
same in the market place. 

And, lo, a miracle! While never 
•ting to urge fertility of soil, de- 
sirability of neighborhood, excellent 
car service, etc., etc., their chief asset 
is, if you please, "the view," and one 
may not acquire a patch of ground so 
i even as to accommodate the 
nest of a ground sparrow, and hung 
at an angle of sixty degrees, without 
negotiating his present and mortgag- 
ing his future unto the third and 
fourth generation, if perchance said 
nesting ground overlooks "a view." 

This is but one of the signs of the 
times, and is writ so plainly that he 
who runs may read. More and more 
are intangible delights such as out- 
looks toward sunrise and sunset, bird 
songs, the voice of the wind in the 
trees, and the ability to "hear the 
silence" coming to rank among life's 
best values. 

Hut the Dreamers — w-e have known 
these things were so since the begin- 
ning of the world. 

One hundred and seventy-five 
strong, the Southern California divi- 
sion of the Sierra club left Los An- 
geles Sunday for the tenth annual 
outing, joining the northern division 
at Woodcock Meadows, the railroad 
terminus. With them goes John 
Muir, the naturalist, and they will 
visit King's canyon, Paradise valley, 
Rae lake, Fin dome, Bullfrog lake, 
University peak, Kearsarge pass, Red- 
wood canyon. Mount Brewer, Mount 
Stanford and Mount Keith. 

Mrs. John Hastings Howard is a 
guest at the home of her parents. 
Lieut. -Gen. and Airs. Adna R. Chaf- 
fee, arriving Wednesday from Ft. 
Riley, Kans., where Lieut. Howard is 
Stationed. Lieut. Howard will join 
his wife in I. os Angeles later in the 

Mrs. Alfred Solano entertained at 
her home in South Figueroa street 
Wednesday evening with a dinner in 
compliment to Mrs. William Bing- 
ham Clarke. Mrs. Chaffee's sister and 

the White Squadron drill 
of the Elks, stopping one week 

at Detroit en route and will be in 
New York bj Inly 20. 

Miss HI. niche Leonard, 

laughter of Mr. and Mr- I 
Leonard Uvarado 

ment with Sidney P. 
Butler is announced, has decided 
August a- the month for 
her marriage, although the day is not 
yet set. The ceremony will be cele- 
brated quietly and in the presence of 
ill company of relatives and mosi 
te friends 

In compliment to Mrs. Harry Lo- 
e.m. Miss Bess Millar will entertain 
with a tea this afternoon at her home 
in South Olive street. 

One of the smart affairs of yester- 
day was given by Miss Mary Reed of 
Thompson street, who entertained 
with cards to meet Miss Constance 
A an F.tten Collins, house guest of 
Miss Gladys Rowley. Miss Collins, 
daughter of Holdridge O. Collins, has 
just completed the sophomore year 
at Smith, previous to which she and 
Miss Rowley traveled together in 

Friends are welcoming Mrs. Frank 
B. Silverwood most cordially since 
her return from a year's absence in 
Europe, a sojourn that was delight- 
fully rounded out by a return trip via 
the Orient in company with Mr. Sil- 
verwood, who joined his wife after 
she had spent some time studying 
music and in sight seeing. Among 
the earliest to entertain for the re- 
turning traveler was her sister, Mrs. 
John Newton Russell, who gave a 
breakfast to meet her sister at her 
home in Hobart boulevard, taking her 
guests to the Burbank later. The 
company included Mrs. Morris Albee, 
Mrs. Lee Phillips, Mrs. Stoddard Jess, 
Mrs. John Bannister, Mrs. Harry Cof- 
fin and Mrs. J. T. Fitzgerald. Mrs. 
Bannister was hostess at a tea given 
in her apartments at the Hartman Fri- 

Mr- S Grant Goui ained 

with a and 
in Norn. at in 

. Mr-. 
Xed Coc mi San Fra 

,,u ' ,! ■ ing were Mrs. 

Elizabeth Coe, Mrs. Frank v 
Mrs Earl R Mrs Charles I 

Lehman, Mrs. Carl McStay, Mrs 

I' Keller and Mrs. Mai 
Hawkins Mr- Coe, who will 
the summer in Los Angeles, will be 
joined by Mr. Coe. 

Mi-- Kathei ine Powell, d, inciter of 

M rs. Rush 1 larris. wli 

unh Charles I. Harris of New Zea- 
land was announced recently, is being 
the recipient of much pleasant atten 
tion. One of the friends entertaining 
in her honor is Mrs. Arthur W. Bal 
lard of Park Grove avenue, who gavl 
a happily appointed luncheon at the 
Los Angeles Country club Wednesday. 
Others who have complimented this 
popular bride to be with pre-nuptials 
arc Mrs. Weldon D. Whelan of Wesl 
Thirtieth street, Mrs. A. B. Cass of 
West Thirty-third street, and Mrs. 
Willis T. Knowlton. who entertained 
the Norumbcga bridge club at her 
home in Van Ness avenue, the later 
program including a luncheon and 

tra. Tile attractive bride was attired 
in white crepe de chene with over 
of rare lace, and carried a show- 
of the valh 

I ferns furnished the decorations 
in the livingroom, where 
took place. Ai 

"I a month or six week-. Mr. am 1 
Brown will return to I 

Mr. Brown is established in 
busini \ will be 

at 1 H- to friends at 7-17 

A social ileni of interest to many 
was the announcement early in the 
week of the engagement of Miss Hel- 
en Sevier, dau rhter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Milton Si irii r -if West Twenty-fourth 
street, and Walter McCoy of Visalia. 
the wedding to take place the latter 
part of July Mis- Sevier, a sister of 
Dr. Lawrence R. Sevier of this city, 
is a great great grand daughter of 
John Sevier, first governor of Teri- 
rii ssei Mr, McCoy has extensive cat- 
tle interests in the northern pari of 
the state, and will make a home for 
his bride in Visalia. 

The marriage of Mis- Mildred Teal, 
daughter of Mrs. Mary B. Teal of this 



Although celebrated quietly in the 
presence of relatives and a few close 
friends only, the marriage of Miss 
Olive Harpham and Courtney Scott 
Brown, which took place the evening 
of July 1 at the home of the bride's 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Harp- 
ham in South Burlington avenue, was 
marked by great beauty of appoint- 
ment, and was one of the important 
nuptial events of the season. In keep- 
ing with the simplicity of the occa- 
sion, the young people were unat- 
tended. Rev. William MacCormack, 
dean of St. Paul's Pro-Cathedral, read 
the marriage lines, and Mr. Harpham 
gave his daughter into the keeping of 
the bridegroom. The wedding music 
was played by the De Nubila orches- 

FOR, - 








353 S.Hill Street 


Europe, Alaska, Honolulu, Japan, China, Around the World 

We are agents for the Pacific Mail, Alaska Steamship Co., North 
German Lloyd, Cunard, Hamburg American, Red Star, White Star and 
all Steamship Lines. Passports issued. 

German American Savings Bank 
D. F. Robertson, Manager Steamship Dept., Spring & Fourth Sts., L. A. 

L. E. Behymer has gone east as the 

The Farmers and Merchants 
National Bank 


Isaias W. Hellman President 

J. A. Graves Vice-President 

I. W. Hellman, Jr Vice-President 

I. N. Van Nuys Vice-President 

T. E. Newlin Vice-President 

Charles Seyler Cashier 

Gustav Heimann Assistant Cashier 

John Alton Assistant Cashier 

Made to the Comptroller of the Currency at the Close of Business June 30th, 1910. 


Loans and Discounts $7,707,341.58 

United States Bonds 1,751.577.70 

Other Bonds 1,362.642.55 

Customers' Liability on Letters of Credit. 94.767.70 

Bank Premises 409,551.22 

Money on Hand $2,572,767.74 

Due from Banks 1,865,703.38 4,438.471.12 

Redemption Fund 75,000.00 


Capital Stock Paid in $ 1,500,000.00 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 1,919.826.90 

National Bank Notes Outstanding 1,499,997.50 

Sterling Credits 134.880.53 

Reserved for Taxes 35,017.60 

Deposits 10,749,629.34 

$15,839,351.87 $15,839,351.87 

This Bank is the Oldest and Has the Largest Capital and Surplus of Any Bank in Southern California 



city, and William E. Mills of Helena, 
Mont., was celebrated the morning of 
June 29, at the home of the bride's 
grandparents, Judge and Mrs. _ R. J. 
Thomas in Kenwood avenue in tht 
presence of immediate relatives onl>. 
Rev. Lewis G. Morris, rector of St. 
John's, read the marriage office. The 
bride, who was unattended, was attired 
in chiffon over white silk and carried 
bride roses, while the long tulle veil 
was caught with clustered orange blos- 
soms. Mr. and Mrs. Mills will spend 
the summer in Europe, returning in 
the autumn to reside in Helena, where 
Mr. Mills is established in business. 

Florence Brown, Miss Clarisse Stev- 
ens, Miss Virginia Nourse, Miss Marie 
Bobrick and Miss Lenore Salsizz. 

The home of the bride's parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Hanson, in 
Berendo street, was the scene Satur- 
day evening of the wedding of their 
daughter, Miss Genevieve, and M. G. 
Rufus Anderson, the marriage office 
of the Episcopal ritual being read by 
Rev. Lewis G. Morris of St. John's. 
Fred C. Hanson, brother of the bride, 
with Mrs. Hanson, attended the ypung 
people. The bride was becomingly 
attired in white silk voile over white 
satin, for which an heir loom of old 
point lace furnished a distinctive^ trim- 
ming. After an eastern trip via the 
Grand Canyon, Mr. and Mrs. Ander- 
son will return to occupy their own 
home now being erected in Montecito 
avenue, where thev will be at home 
after September 15. 

Miss Lulu Scott, whose betrothal 
with Louis F. Moore of San Francisco 
was recently made known to their 
friends, is one of the most popular of 
the young women who have chosen a 
midsummer wedding, and is being 
showered with pre-nuptial compli- 
ments by the friends who are sorry 
that her new home nlace is to be 
away from Los Angeles. The mar- 
riage is to take place the evening of 
Tulv 20 at the home of Mr. Moore's 
brother and sister-in-law, Prof. E. C. 
and Dr. Dorothea Moore, in Orange 
street. Rev. Warren F. Day. D. D., of 
the First Congregational church, 
where Miss Scott has been an active 
worker for a number of years, will 
impose the vows in the presence of a 
small company nf relatives and inti- 
mate friends. Mr. Moore and' his 
bride will spend their honevraoon in 
a camping expedition in which thev 
will be inined by Mr. and Mrs. Jacob 
Siler of Raymond, Wash. 

Tn compliment to Mrs. G. Wiley 
Wells, who returned a short time ago 
after a vear's absence in Europe, Mrs. 
J. W. Hendrirk gave one of the pret- 
tiest of the "Fourth of July" events, 
entertaining with a luncheon where 
the decorations were American flags 
and other appropriate emblems. Mrs. 
Wells is regent of Santa Monica 
chapter, D. A. R., and the place cards 
showed genealogical devices, while 
sorays of golden rod, the national 
flower, were strewn over the cloth. 
The hostess was assisted by Mrs. 
Moye Stephens and Mrs. W. J. Wash- 

Mr. and Mrs. Roth J. Hamilton have 
returned from a three months trip 
through the east and Canada, and with 
their children have gone to Terminal 
for the summer, where they will oc- 
cupy "The Ark." Prior to leaving for 
the shore Mrs. Hamilton entertained 
with a luncheon in compliment to 
Mrs. Thomas Griffith of Seattle and 
Miss Mabel Griffith of New York, who 
are house guests of Mrs. E. T. How- 
ard of Jasmine street. 

Mr. and Mrs. Don A. Judd have re- 
turned after a delightful eastern trip 
which included visits to Chicago, 
Washington and Baltimore, and a re- 
union of Marietta college students, 
and are occupying their home in 
South Bonnie Brae street. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sumner P. Hunt have 
taken a cottae-e at Catalina for the 
season. Mrs. D. K. Trask and family, 
who are occupying their cottage in 
Maiden Lane, were Joined there for 
the Fourth bv Tudge Trask. Mrs. 
Charles Modini-Wood. Miss Wood 
and Miss Florence Wood snent the 
week end at the Metrooole. The Fred 
Waltons have opened their summer 
home on the island and will entertain 
a family partv. Mr. and Mrs. Philip 
Wilson, who have taken a cottage on 
the ocean front for July, where over 
the Fourth thev entertained a house 
party which included Mrs. George 
Edward Graham, Richard Culve'r and 
Fenton Knight. A recent house party 
given by Miss Helen Dickinson at the 
rottage of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. 
D. K. Dickinson, included Miss Olive 
Trask, Miss Barbara Burkhalter, Miss 

Mr. and Mrs. Amasa Spring of Lake 
street arrived a few days ago from the 
east, where for three months they 
have been enjoying various points of 
interest. Their itinerary included the 
Grand Canyon, Atlantic City, Wash- 
ington and New York, the return trip 
being made by way of Montreal and 
the Thousand Isles. 

Mrs. Stoddard Jess and Mrs. Charles 
O. Nourse, who are retiring from the 
directorate .of the Friday Morning 
club, presided over a handsomely ap- 
pointed luncheon at the California 
club Friday of last week, having as 
guests their associates on the board 
during the term just closing. There 
were covers for Mrs. Oliver P. Clark, 
Mrs. Mary Bugbee, Mrs. Hugh Har- 
rison, Mrs. Berthold Baruch, Mrs. 
Morris Albee, Mrs. N. K. Potter, Mrs. 
Jules Kauffman, Mrs. Charles Farwell 
Edson and Miss Mercer. Later the 
party were entertained at the Belasco, 
where they were joined by Mrs. David 
Chambers McCan and Miss Luella 

turning in season to welcome their 
friends September 15 at the Alexan- 
dria, where they will remain until the 
completion of their new residence at 
Wilshire boulevard and Van Ness ave- 
nue. Mrs. Hill is a sister of John W. 
Kemp of South Grand avenue. 

young people are planning a tour of 
the world for their wedding trip. 

Formal announcement has been 
made of the betrothal of Miss Lillian 
Lucille Belcher, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Henry George Belcher of Lake 
street, and John Lawrence Richard- 
son,- a local attorney. No date has 
been set for the wedding. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wiggins cele- 
brated the Fourth with a house party 
at their home in Ocean Park, enter- 
taining fifty Los Angeles friends to 
meet Miss Lucille and Miss Harriet 
Bradford, daughters of Col. O. T. 
Bradford of San Francisco. 

Mrs. Joseph Mesmer and daughter, 
Miss June, accompanied by Miss Eliz- 
abeth Woodward, went north to at- 
tend commencement at Notre Dame 
academy, where Miss Beatrice Mes- 
mer was to graduate. 

Mr. and Mrs. Chaucey Lawson Hig- 
bee are at Ocean Park, where they 
have taken a cottage for the summer. 

Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Burlingame have 
announced the engagement of their 
daughter, Miss Marguerite, and Wil- 
liam A. Miller, the news being first 
told to a party of friends who were 
entertained at the Burlingame resi- 
dence in Hollywood with a musicale 
one evening last week. The date for 
the wedding has not yet been chosen. 

Cards have been received by Los 
Angeles friends announcing the mar- 
riage of Miss Edith Grace Thatcher, 
dausrhter of Mr. and Mrs. William 
Wallace Thatcher of San Francisco, 
and Dr. Randolph William Hill, well 
known club and society man, 'of Los 
Angeles, the ceremony taking place 
in All Saints' church in the bride's 
home city June 28. Dr. and Mrs. Hill 
will spend the summer in Europe, re- 

One of the pleasant affairs of the 
week and was an informal dancing 
party given Friday night at their home 
in Ellendale place by Miss Sarah 
Hanawalt and her brother, Barrett 
Hanawalt, the occasion being in the 
nature of a formal farewell to Mr. 
Hanawalt, who has just completed a 
course at the University of Southern 
California and is going to Stanford 
in the fall. The guests, all of the 
younger set, numbered about one hun- 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Murray 
have returned from their wedding trip 
and are located at 686 iCarondalet 
street, where they will receive their 
friends the first and third Wednes- 
days. Mrs. Murray will be remem- 
bered as Miss Rose Cunningham, 
one of the charming June brides. 

A marriage of recent date united 
Miss Rena McDonald and Robert Fur- 
long, the ceremony taking place at 
St. Thomas' church the morning of 
June 28, and with the bride's uncle, 
Rt. Rev. Mgr. Harnett, celebrant. Mr. 
and Mrs. Furlong will reside at 931 
West Forty-fifth street on their return 
from their wedding journey, where 
they will be at home to friends after 
August 1. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Cheshire of 
Malvern avenue entertained recently 
with a "500" party in compliment to 
Mrs. Cheshire's sister, Miss Mathilde 
Uphoff of San Francisco, who is their 
guest, and also for Miss Elizabeth 
Page, who recently returned from an 
extended trip through the east. 

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Mines 
have left for Canada and the north, 
expecting to be away all summer. 

Mrs. Wayland Trask is at Ocean 
Park for July and is occupying a cot- 
tage in Dudley avenue. 

Mrs. Arthur W. Bullard of Park 
Grove avenue entertained Wednesday 
with a luncheon and bridge at the 
Los Angeles Country Club in compli- 
ment to Miss Katherine Powell. 
Guests asked to meet Miss Powell 
were Mrs. Andrew M. Chaffey, Mrs. 
Walter E. Tyler, Mrs. Alonzo B. Cass, 
Mrs. W. M. Peasley, Mrs. Guy L. 
Cuzner, Mrs. E. P. Morphy, Mrs. O. 
M. Souden, Mrs. Russell H. Ballard, 
Mrs. Lawrence Spreth, Miss Gladys 
Morphy, Miss Clara Smith, Miss 
Grace Lavayea, and Miss Helen Kel- 
logg, with the following, members of 
the Norumbega Club, to which Miss 
Powell belongs: Mrs. Fred Bacon, 
Mrs. Harry Williams, Mrs. E. B. 
Rivers, Mrs. Ira J. Francis, Mrs. L. 
H. Hurtt, Mrs. Frederick B. Breden, 
Mrs. Arthur Holliday, Mrs. Elwood 
De Garmon, Mrs. Leroy K. Daniels, 
Mrs. William iC. Noble, Mrs. W. T. 
Knowlton, Mrs. Harry G. Folsom, 
Dr. M. Evangeline Jordon, Miss 
Belle Wallace, Miss Gertrude Huber, 
Miss Bessie Powell, Miss Elizabeth 
Pepper, Miss Anna Desmond, Miss 
Ethel McLelland, Miss Jessie Early 
of Pasadena, . Miss Henrietta Cliss- 
man and Miss Agnes Wallace. 

Mrs. Frank Moon of San Jose, 
who is the house guest of her cousin, 
Mrs. W. W. Johnston of St. James 
Park, is en route to San Diego, where 
she will visit her daughter, Mrs. Claus 

Miss Mercedes de Luna and Miss 
Margaret Burkhalter, in company with 
Mr. and Mrs. James Edmonson of 
Pasadena, left July 1 for a summer 
trip to Alaska. 

Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Williams have 
returned from their wedding trip and 
will be at home to their friends at 
573 Manhattan place after Septem- 
ber 1. 

Captain and Mrs. F. Edward Gray 
of Los Angeles and Alhambra an- 
nounce the engagement of their 
daughter, Miss Mabel Frances and Dr. 
L. E. Nichols, also of this city, the 
marriage to take place August 29. The 
interesting news was made known 
first a few days ago to a group of 
young women friends who, with Miss 
Gray, comprise "The Spook Club" of 
Alhambra. The young people have 
many friends to extend felicitations, 
and several pretty affairs are already 
planned for the bride-to-be. 

The marriage of Miss Cleora Oder 
of San Francisco, and Sherman J. 
Bainbridge, son of Mrs. Mary E. 
Bainbridge of this city, took place 
Tuesday ufternoon at 'Uhie bride- 
groom's home in Park Grove avenue, 
Rev. Edmund Walters, a former tu- 
tor of Mr. Bainbridge, officiating, The 

For Miss Emmie Luentzel, whose 
marriage with Craig C. Horton of this 
city has been announced for August 
31, Mrs. R. K. Wilson of East Jef- 
ferson street! will entertain with a 
linen shower Tuesday. 

Mr. and Mrs. James Hallet who 
were married recently at their future 
home, 2827 West Seventh street, will 
be at home to friends after Septem- 
ber 1. Mrs. Hallet before her mar- 
riage was Miss Dora Bradley, and is 
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George 
O. Bradley of Kelvin, Ariz. Mrs. 
Bradley who came on to the wedding, 
is stopping at the Lankershim. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Q. Stanton have re- 
turned from a visit to their former 
home in the south. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Clark of 
Westmoreland Place entertained mem- 
bers of the younger set last evening 
for their daughters, Miss Lucille and 
Miss Sarah, who returned a few days 
ago from Wellesley College where 
Miss Lucille has just graduated and 
Miss Sarah will finish next year. 

One of the pleasant affairs of the 
week was given by Mrs. Hugh Liv- 
ingston Macneil who entertained with 
a party at the Mason to see Margaret 
Anglin in "The Awakening of Helena 
Richie," entertaining her guests later 
with supper at the California Club. 
The occasion was a compliment to 
Mrs. Harry Logan of Toronto, Cana- 
da, and three popular brides, Mrs. 
Harold B. Wrenn, Mrs. Robert El- 
more and Mrs. Harold Cook. 

Mr. and Mrs. Erasmus Wilson of 
Chester Place will leave early in Au- 
gust for a three months' absence in 
the east. Mrs. Wilson was at home 
to callers Wednesday for the last time 
prior to her departure. 

Miss Helen Bordwell, the accom- 
plished daughter of Judge and Mrs. 
Walter Bordwell of_ West Twenty- 
fourth street, is receiving a warm wel- 
come from friends on her return from 
a year of study at Vassar. Among 
those who are planning to entertain 
for her is Miss Margaret Wing. 

Mrs. Charles E. Shattuck enter- 
tained with a luncheon and musicale 
Wednesday at her home in Glendale, 
having as guests members of the Fri- 
day Morning Club, who served on 
the executive board last year. 

Miss Romaine Poindexter, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Poindexter of 



is entertaining a 


Mr and Mr*. Abncr L. Ro 

a cablegram from tluir daughter, Mr- 
Gcrtr Harris. 

that - <ail on th< 

en route : 
lerc she will arrive about 
July i 

'crick Stevenson, whose work 

chine cordial 

nition by representative musi- 

in Europe as well as throughout 

the United States, has presented a 

complete set of hi* compositions to 

the Public Library, the gift of over 

ty-five con including 

sacred songs and instrumental pieces. 

Sacramento and Oakland libraries 

have asked for duplicate collections. 

Dr. and Mrs. John Willis Baer and 
family left Pasadena Wednesday en 
route to their summer home at Rex- 
hame Terrace. Marshficld. Mass . 
where they plan to remain until the 
middle of September. 

Richard E. Barry has returned from 
an extended European trip that in- 
cluded visits to London, Paris and 
Lyons. Mr. Barry, who is associated 
with the Ville de Paris, went in the 
interest of the patrons of the house. 

Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Trueworthy, Mr. 
and Mrs. Henry J. Kramer, Dr. and 
Mrs. L. R. Sevier and Mr. and Mrs. 
W. W. Woods were among Los An- 
gelenos at Arrowhead Hot Springs 
early in the week. 

Mrs. Guy Eddie of West Avenue 
Fifty-nine is entertaining as house 
guest Mrs. Fred Bennett of Chico, 
who arrived a few days ago, accom- 
panied by her small son for a visit 
of several weeks. Mrs. Bennett's 
presence in Southern California is of 
interest to many friends in Los An- 
geles and Orange who knew her as 
Alice Burnham before her marriage a 
few years ago. Mr. Bennett is com- 
ing down to join his family here for 
a short stay and to accompany them 

Dr. M. Evangeline Jordon is leav- 
ing about the middle of July for Den- 
ver, where she will attend the meeting 
of the National Dental Association, 
and will have a place on the program, 
speaking on "Early Dentistry for Chil- 
dren." Dr. Jordon is being accorded 
signal honors this year by her pro- 
fessional associates, having also been 
given a place on the program of the 
state meeting held in Los Angeles a 
few weeks ago. 

Departures for Europe this week in- 
clude Mrs. Volney Gage. Miss Mary 
O'Donoughue, Mr. and Mrs. Jotham 
Bixby, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Fisch- 
er and son Harold. T. W. Kavs and 
Frank W. Young. Dr. and Mrs. A. 
F. Zimmerman and daughter, Miss 
Diane, Mrs. J. J. Meyler and son. Miss 
Louise Burke. Miss Annis Van Nuys, 
Mr. Burke. Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Grnnt. 
Miss Annette and Miss Mary Mcin- 
tosh, Mr. and Mrs. John Grossc, Miss 
Irene and Miss Florence Grosse, Mr. 
and Mrs. H. W. Whitmarsh, Ocean- 
side; Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Lane. Hol- 
Ivwood, and Dr. and Mrs. J. C. 

"Hilda is at the dishes now. Will 
vou wait?" her mother said. "Glad- 
ly." said the young man, thinking he 
had found a prize. Just then a crash 
came from the kitchen, and again he 
became undecided. — Buffalo Express. 


"Helena Richie" 
! a little child shall lead them" 
is the theme of tin- play offered by 

ret Anglin at the Mason ' 
House this week. "The Awakening of 
Helena Richie" is an emotional drama 
with the emotion condensed into 
the latter portion of it. 

Helena Richie gives up her lover 
to retain the possession of a little boy 
she has adopted and then is I 

e up the child on account of the 
scandal connected with her love. 

The "child." played by Raymond 
Hackett (Hacketl 'IV, the fourth clev- 
er actor of that name on the Ameri- 
Stage, if he grows in grace) al- 
ready could give his elders pointers 
in one particular at least, and that is 
in the feature of enunciation. His 

Vesta Victoria, Orpheum Next Week 

every word was distinct and having 
little use for hystericy females, my- 
self, I much preferred his work and that 
of Halbert Brown as a tottering an- 
tique of the rural community and the 
clever impersonation of the old par- 
son by John Crawford to the tempor- 
ary incoherences of Miss Anglin. 

A perverted taste, perhaps, but one 
built on ten years of looking at plays 
from a newspaper point of view. Did 
I enjoy the work of an actor from the 
standpoint of having my nerves mani- 
cured with a wood-rasp, doubtless the 
emotional actresses as a class would 
titilate my deadened sensibilities to 
the point where I could share the en- 
joyment of the gushing damsel who 
thought "Miss Anglin was just two 

And in truth, Miss Anglin is an en- 
joyment to the eye and to one's sense 
of naturalness, so long as the play- 
wright permits. But in this piece she 
lia= not been provided with the best 
of material. The piece is something 
like a Schubert symphony with the 
Schubert sweetness omitted. It is 
made of many words. The action is 
slow. The actors have to spend a 
good deal of time "explanationing" 
themselves. Perhaps it is built on the 
plan that humanity delights more on 
what it thinks is going to happen 
than what is happening. 

At any rate, one spends a good 
hour and a half at this play hooing 
something will happen — and about 

10:55 I' in Mi« Anglin is getting 
busy with her emotion. 

Some of the prettiest scenes are 
those in \\ h i. h she and Dr. Lavender 

are playing with the little boy. There 
the author and arranger touched the 

real chord of nature. The child is a 
little wonder, carrying an unusually 
long part for a boy of perhaps eight 
. and the love and sympathy for 
the child evinced by the older char- 
acters is the prettiest touch in the 

The other parts are well taken, bar- 
ring again the indistinctness of the 
enunciation of Misses Swiggett and 
Williams. Eugene Shakespeare as the 
neurotic poet lad who blows his 
brains out for love of Helena Richie, 
carries a not easy role with all suc- 
cess. And Eugene Ormond makes a 
lover that should satisfy Miss Anglin 
as well as he does Helena Richie. 

The settings of the play were de- 
lightfully accurate to their period and 
location, Chester, Pa., in the sixties. 
The furniture and household acces- 
sories of our fathers must have re- 
minded many an "old boy" of the 
"parlor" of his childhood days. 

icse posing as a Filipino 
American officer in or- 
1 information, the latter as" 
■Mil recruit who ex; 
the spy. The sketch is a rattling 

I'd Mr. Atwell achieves a char- 
acterization that is one of the 
that h .n on the local 

for a long lime. 

I Spandoni in juggling eggs, 
i'"ii balls, taiiles. 1 

ther pieces of 
household furniture shows remark- 
able nerve and skill. His assisimi 
has a good idea of low comedy and 
i ii I he two, wonder and laugh- 
ter predominate. 

George Lyons is the best harpist 
that has been heard here. He is in 
the real artist class and if he w-ould 
do away with a good many unneces- 
sary mannerisms the art of his work 
would be improved. Bob Yosco is 
fairly good at mandolin and cello. 

Edward Aheles continues his mute 
sketch and shows himself a panto- 
mimist of no mean powers. Roose- 
velt motion pictures complete, with 
several other turns, a very good bill. 
W. Francis Gates. 

Orpheum This Week 

Tt is seldom that the Orpheum 
presents a bill without some female 
attraction, but it does this week. 
There is hut one lone woman on the 
bill and she has so little to do that 
she doesn't count. So the program 
is a stag party. 

But this is nothing against the en- 
tertainment. One is by this arrange- 
ment not carried away bv beautiful 
faces or voluptuous forms — that 
comes next week. But the real worth 
of the bill is left to make its own ef- 

"The Code Book" is the sketch in 
which Allan Atwell and Charles Ham- 
mond divide the honors, the former 

"The Wolf" 

Of late our stock companies have 
run to French-Canadian melodrama. 
"The Wolf." by Eugene Walter, which 
is offered by the Belasco this week, 
has more points in common with 
"Pierre of the Plains" and plays of 
its ilk than with Walter's masterpiece, 
"Paid in Full." 

The hero is Jules Beaubien, a young 
French-Canadian, in love with HiHa 
McTavish. whose Scotch father dis- 
likes her because he was deserted by 
her mother years before. McDonald, 
an American engineer devoid of prin- 
ciple, tries to seduce Hilda, having 
been successful, in a like attemot two 
vears before with a half-sister of Jules. 
Tn some stirring scenes involving a 
flight through the Canadian woods, an 
attempted shooting artistically foiled 
bv the hero's subterfuge, and a duel 
with knives fall of which are strik- 
ingly like "Pierre") Jules avenges his 
sister's wrong, thwarts McDonald's 
plot, and wins the fair Hilda. 

As the resourceful Jules, Mr. Stone 
gives an impression of moral and 
nature withal. His characterization 


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"The Code Book" 
With Chas. Hammond and 
Allen Atwell. 

Orplietim Motion 

H. Franklin & Standards 

The Living Rubber Balls. 
Paul Spadoni 

The Juggler's Return 
Lyons & Yosco 

The Harpist and the Singer 
Hal Merritt 

The College Boy. 


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Farewell Appearance of RICHARD BENNETT 

With the Incomparable Burbank Stock Company Presenting for the 
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is appealing and graceful. Frank 
Camp is entirely satisfactory as Mc- 
Donald, and Miss Oakley is sweet, 
though somewhat insipid, as Hilda. 

The remainder of the cast present 
strong portraits of masculine types. 
Dorothy Russell Lewis. 


The last week of Richard Bennett's 
stay at the Burbank Theatre this year 
will be given to the production of 
"The Country Boy" next week. This 
will be the first production on any 
stage of this play, by Edgar Selwyn, 
the author having personally conduct- 
ed the rehearsals. 

"The Country Boy" is the story of 
a youth who had- ideas too big for a 
small country town and went to New 
York. He had good friends, but the 
glamor of the great white way side- 
tracks him from the highest possible 
Diane of living, and he finally, after 
having lost the regard of the "little 
girl back home" and having been 
turned down by his new city sweet- 
heart, decides to commit suicide. He 
is saved from this by a young news- 
oaper man, and the two return to the 
"country boy's" home town and start 
a newspaper. Here they engage in 
controversy over a railroad depot, 
and again antagonize the boyhood 
friends of the youth, but they win out 
in the end, and the play ends in a 
pretty way. 

In this production. Harmon Mc- 
Gregor, the latest addition to the Bur- 
bank forces, will make his first ap- 
pearance. Miss Mvrtle Vane, another 
new Burbanker, will also make her 
first p-^earance at this theater in "The 
Countrv Boy." Mariorie Rambeau. 
David Hartford, Dav«d Landau, Ethel 
Vn-i Waldron, Louise Rovce and 
Willis Marks and all the other mem- 
bers of the Burbank company will 
have roles in this new play. 

Miss Virginia Harned and her com- 
pany have prolonged their stav at the 
Alcazar Theatre in San Francisco an- 
other week, and consequentlv Miss 
Harned will not make her first ap- 
pearance at the Maiestic in Los An- 
geles until Sunday niffht. Julv 17. The 
opening oroduction will be "An Amer- 
ican Widow." Her leading man will 
be William Courtenav. and Miss 
Harned will bring practically her en- 
tire company to the Majestic. 

Levy's Cafe Chantant 

The Levy bill for the Cafe Chant- 
ant commencing Monday evening, 
Tulv 11th. is replete with novelties and 
high grade turns. The Makarenko 
troupe, dancers, athletes and singers, 
are splendid specimens of the Russian 
type of beauty, with costumes which 
reveal the magnificence of the Ori- 

The Florence Trio, from Florence, 
Italy, a group of grand ooera singers, 
present the music of their country 
garbed in costumes indicative of the 
parts they play. 

Jeanette Younqr, a newcomer, is a 
soubrette of ability. 

Albert Pench, the character singer, 
has made a hit with the Los Angeles 
audiences. His versatility is un- 
limited, while his Dago songs and 
Yiddish impersonations bring down 
the house. He has a fine tenor voice, 
and in straight songs is equally well 

Mme. Renee Dyris, opera singer, 
remains one week longer and brings 
a grouo of songs thoroughlv in keep- 
ing with the atmosphere of the pro- 

Director Kammermeyer has se- 
lected an orchestral series that should 
appeal to his listeners. 

OrDheum Next Week 

Vesta Victoria, the English singing 
comedienne, is coming to the Or- 
rjheum next week. Although she has 
long been a favorite in the east, this 
is her first trip to the Pacific coast. 

When Miss Victoria first came to 
America her "Daddy Won't Buy Me a 
Bow-wow" became known all over the 
land. Since then she has popularized 
a great number of songs, the most 
famous recently being "Waiting at 
the Church" and "Poor John." For 
this tour she has a lot of new ones 
which never before have been heard 
here. But it is more as a character 
comedienne than as a singer that Miss 
Victoria has scored her successes, as 
she adopts fantastically humorous 
makeups and all her work is charac- 
terized by broad burlesque. One of 
her best things this year is said to 
be a travesty on the Chanticler fad. 

Grigolati's ballet, which was last 
here something over a year ago, has 
been brought back for a return en- 
gagement. For this tour the most ef- 
fective of the novelties have been se- 
lected, opening with a butterfly ballet 
and concluding with a dove ballet, in 
which live -pigeons are used for the 
pictures and figures. 

Fred Warren and Al Blanchard 
bring an act that is melodious and 
funny. Fred Warren this year intro- 
duces an impersonation of a colored 
soubrette. . 

H. Franklin and the Standards are 
acrobats and dancers who have just 
arrived from Europe. They have be- 
come known as the "living rubber 

Other features of the bill will be the 
dramatic sketch, "The iCode Book," 
Paul Spadoni, the juggler, Lyone and 
Yosco, the harpist and the singer, Hal 
Merritt, the cartoonist, and new mo- 
tion pictures. 


While in New York Manager Behy- 
mer will visit Messrs. Shubert and 
Cort relative to bookings of the Audi- 
torium theatre in this city. Although 
practically booked up for the coming 
season, the Auditorium has a few 
weeks that its local manager would 
like to see filled. The star companies 
of Liebler & Co., John iCort, Wm. A. 
Brady, the Shuberts, and many other 
organizations booking through the 
Shubert interests haA'e been arranged 

It is an assured fact that the Audi- 
torium will be remodeled in many 
ways; seats on the lower floor made 
more comfortable; the lighting and 
heating apparatus overhauled, sound- 
ing wires put in the building, and 
many small improvements made to 
give this playhouse a better standing 
with the public. 


Next week the Belasco company 
will give for the first time in this city 
Shubert's comedy. "Billy." In this 
play, which the Belasco Company, is 
now rehearsing, Richard Vivian will 
have the role created at Daly's thea- 
tre last year by Sydney Drew. The 
entire action of "Billy" takes place on 
a yacht bound from Porto Rico to 
New York. "Ijilly" was one of the 
pronounced laughing successes of the 
last theatrical year in Gotham. 

The Barmaid — Your dog is getting 
very fat. What do you feed him on, 
Mr. McPherson? McPherson— Oh, I 
dinna gie him ony reg'lar meals; jist 
whenever I drop in for a drink he 
gets a biscuit. — M. A. P. 

'Charitable Person — "I thought you 
were blind." 

Beggar — "Well, Cap, times is so 
hard just now and competition is so 
keen that even a blind man has to 
keep his eyes open nowadays if he 
wants to do anything at all." — Brook- 
lyn Life. 

"And now, Jimmy Norton," asked 
a Bronx school teacher the other day, 
"how many kinds of teeth are there?" 
"Two, ma'am," replied Jimmy; "qui- 
nines and cuspidores." — New York 
physical courage and of gentleness of 


The Musical Salon, under direction 
of Jos P. Dupuy, gave its first concert 
June 30. The chorus numbers about 
fifty voices and while at present lack- 
ing in some of the essentials of a first- 
class body of singers, should , under 
the leadership of its conductor, de- 
velop into ap organization that will 
rank with the best of our singing so- 
cieties. A chorus of mixed voices is 
a long-felt want in this community 
and the Musical Salon deserves much 

Following was the program given: 
Part I. 

1. Song of the Viking E. Failing 

2. Bridal Chorus (From "The Rose 

Maiden") Cowcn 

3. Violin solo Oscar Seiliug 

(a) Meditation from Thais .... 
( Massenet) 

(b) Russian Airs. ..(Wieniowski) 

4. An Irish Folk Song, Arthur Foote 

5. Gypsy Life Robert Schuman 

Incidental Solos by Mrs. H. W. 
Barham, Miss Luella Smith, 
Mr. Alex Garroway, Mr. C. M. 

Part II. 
1. The Singing Leaves (Cantata)... 

(By Grace Mayhew) 

Incidental solos by Mrs. C. E. 
Barnard, soprano; Alexander 
Garroway, tenor; Frank B. 
Dunwell, bass; Herr Oscar Sell- 
ing, violin obligato. 
Mrs. W. M. Herman played the ac- 
companiments very acceptably. 

Pupils of Mrs. Jones-Simmons were 
hard in recital, Friday, July 1, in the 
Gamut club auditorium. The pro- 
gram opened with an operetta, "Fair- 
ies of the Seasons" — Donald — given by 
the children's classes. This work' was 
well staged and excellently performed 
and showed the value of training for 
children's voices. Solos in the operetta 
taken by members of the class were 
uniformally good and in some cases 
showed talent that when developed 
should result in splendid voices. The 
tone-placing and ennunciation proved 
that the teacher's training had been 
capable and conscientious. 

Part two of the program was de- 
voted to work by advanced pupils, 
piano, violins, viola and 'cello assist- 

The ladies' chorus in the Barcarolle 
from "The Tales of Hoffman" was a 
most acceptable offering, the blending 
of tones and balance of parts being 
especially good. Mrs. Hernando Lee 
proved a sympathetic accompanist. 

Following was the program offered: 
Part I. 
Operetta — "Fairies of the Season".. 


Children's Class. 
Part II. 

"The Message" Pasmore 

Miss Leila Webster. 
(Violin and 'Cello Obligato). 

Counsel to Nina Wekerlin 

Mrs. Thomas Lee Woolwine. 

a. Why Love is King Buck 

b. An Ancient King Henschel 

c. The Brass Band Fickenscher 

Miss Nelle McPherrin. 
Recitative — And God Created Man. 
Aria — In Native North, from the 

Creation Hayden 

Dr. Charles Hayes. 

Elizabeth's Prayer Wagner 

Miss Grace Welker. 
(String quartette accompaniment"). 

a. The Skylark's Song Buck 

b. In Wunderschonen Monat Mai.. 


Miss Ruth Ritter. 
Swedish Folk Songs.... (In Costume - ) 

Mrs. Robert P. Sheldon. 
Du bist die Ruh Schubert 

Die Mainacht Brahms 

Miss Nelle McPherrin. 
Barcarolle from "The Tales of Hoff- 
man" (Violins accompanying) 

Chorus of Ladies' Voices. 
Accompanist, Mrs. Hernando Lee; 
violins, Miss Stanton, Miss Foley, 
Miss Crail, Miss Olchvary, Miss 
Morse; viola, Miss Shepherd; 'cello, 
Miss Helen Thresher. 

L, E. Behymer has left for the East 
to make arrangements with musical 
"stars" for appearances in Los An- 
geles and the Southwest, during the 
coming season. 

The Philharmonic Course this year 
is to open the latter part of October 
with Sehor Antonio Scotti, the well 
known baritone, and Mme. Bernice 
Pasquale, coloratura soprano of the 
Metropolitan Opera Company. 

Mme. Liza Lehmann, directing a 
quartet of picked voices, selected by 
her to sing her own compositions un- 
der her personal direction, is the sec- 
ond event of this series. 

The third entertainer will be either 
Emelio de Gogorza or Mme. Johanna 
Gadski, who comes to the Pacific 
Coast for but eight dates in a hurried 
trip before she enters the grand 
opera season in the east. 

Jaroslav Kocian, violinist, who five 
years ago appeared in Los Angeles, is 
the fourth on the Course, coming 
early in January. 

The pianist selected is Josef Hof- 
mann. This will be his fifth visit to 
Los Angeles. 

The sixth, and closing event, will 
be either Mme. Greville-Reache, of 
the Manhattan Opera House, Mme. 
Tillie Koenen, who sang with our 
Symphony last season, or Bonci, the 
Metropolitan tenor. 

In addition to these artists Mgr. 
Behymer has booked and is now ar- 
ranging the details for the Russian 
ballet of the Metropolitan Grand 
Opera House. These dancers are 
headed by Anna Pavlowa and Michael 
Mortkine, a team of dancers who 
created a decided impression abroad 
this year. They are supported by 
eight character dancers of the Im- 
perial Opera House, St. Petersburg, 

Blanchard Hall Studio Building 

Devoted exclusively to Music, Art, 
Science. Studios and Halls for all 
purposes for rent. Largest studio 
building in the West. For terms 
and all information apply to 
233 S. Broadway, 232 S. Hill St. ' Los Angeles, Cal. 


CASH Puts a 
Piano in Your 
Home : : : 

During our Great Remodeling and 
Removal Clearance Sale, Prices 
Radirally Reduced. Every Piano 
must find a home at once. We'll 
arrange terms to suit. $3 CASH 
secures the Piano you prefer. 
Look Into This QUICK! 

Lucore Piano Co. 

7th and Hope 

0pp. P. 0. Block 


' and 


itc lie lives 
in. allium, tracked 

him down lo his town. The Wash- 

.t prints hi> words im- 
<•« : Criti- 

They are go nt that 

and a does not - 1 1 r j . r 1 ~ t me to 
find ■ specimen oi the critic's 

art from that region. My only tear 
t when you read this criticism, 
will think I am joking, and it is 
any such unfortunate oc- 
,t I enter thus 
usly into the matter. 
I like to see a critic who is him- 
self, who is not trying to squirm into 
some particular style of his choice be- 
cause he has admired that style in the 
Spectator or Pepys' Diary. I like a 
critic who is fearless and honest, who 
comes right out strong and says ex- 
actly what he thinks, regardless of 
what anybody may say or care, and 
who isn't afraid that people will think 
him foolish. I like a critic who is 
modest, who makes no great preten- 
tions, but who, in simple language, 
sets forth unassumingly just what he 
means. And I like, too, a critic who 
is original, who gives you some thing 
that you do not get from anybody 

"He played 'Nearer My God to 
Thee' and gave the four parts. It 
was certainly sublime. We do not 
usually rant over fiddling, but Smes- 
lcr is there with the goods. He is 
also a whistler of note and whistles 
better than the average whistler who 
makes it his or her exclusive business. 
He doesn't look very pretty when he 
his fingers into his mouth to 
whistle, but he gets the notes. The 
crowd could hardly get enough of 
him. And Miss Bertha Snider, say, 
the last two pieces, 'Marche Mig- 
none' and 'Rondo C. Minor,' were 
as -weet as anything we ever heard. 
We have heard several good piano 
players, but she was as pleasing as 
any. And it was splendid to see her 
come on and get off the stage, she is 
so graceful and self-possessed, and 
yet wholly modest and sw-eet. Ordi- 
narily we do not like piano solos, but 
we started the encore to bring her 
back the last time, and we are proud 
of it. Miss Bertha Snider is all 

I do not doubt but that there are 
those who would consign this bit to 
the oblivion of provincial criticism. 
To me, there is a lot in it. It does 
me good to have a man come out and 
express himself in so whole-souled a 
way, obviously believing all the time 
that he is no great shakes, and not 
caring a hooter whether any one 
thinks differently from himself. 

The extraorainary compositions of 
a thirteen-year-old boy. Erich Rom- 
gold, son of a Viennese musical critic, 
have called forth remarkable tribute 
from Dr. Richard Strauss. The boy's 
Works include a sonata for piano, mu- 
sic for a pantomime and a set of six 
"character studies," entitled "Don 
Quixote." Dr. Strauss writes: "1 
have received the compositions and 
reail them through with the great, 
astonishment. The first feeling I had 


in in 


lunar, director of tl 

Music at Berlin 

"1 kn 011( 

young Hand.:." 1- Koni- 
to be the great composer 

The new- opera by Dr. Richard 
Strauss will probably have the title 
"Ochs von Lerchenau." The text of 
the libretto is by • Hugo von Hof- 
mannsthal, the same poet who wrote 
"Elektra." Dr. Strauss has finished 
up to now only one half of the com- 
position, but the opera will be com- 
pleted by the end of this year. 

A famous musician will celebrate 
this month his eightieth birthday, 
Theodor Leschetizky, who was born 
at the Castle of Lancut, near Lem- 
bcrg. Poland, on June 22, 1830. 

Gustav Mahler's Eighth Symphony 
will be given in the Munich Exposi- 
tion in September for the first time. 

A correspondent, writing to The 
Liverpool (Eng.) Daily Post, gives 
an idea of the way some English or- 
ganists are paid and the tests to 
which they are subjected: "A Liverpool 
church is at present looking for an 
organist, and is offering fifteen pounds 
($75.00) per annum as salary. The 
tests for appointment are fairly ex- 
acting. They are as follows: To play 
tw r o pieces of the candidate's own se- 
lection; to play whatever may be put 
before him at sight; to play over a 
hymn tune and then accompany the 
hymn; to accompany the vocal solo, 
'Hear Ye, Israel' ('Elijah'); to ex- 
temporize upon a given theme. Is 
this not 'sweating'? Surely an or- 
ganist capable of satisfactorily re- 
sponding to these requirements is 
worth more than fifteen pounds per 
annum for the efficient discharge of 
the responsible and manifold duties 
of a church organist." 

Disappointment at a Reception 
Departing Visitor (disappointedly) 

— Hang it; I've got my own hat after 
all!— M. A. P. 

"You seem to find your book very 
interesting. Miss Maidstone." "Y'es; 
ii i- one of the most charming stories 
I have ever read. And so true to life. 
Every man in it is a villain." 

J that other 
windmill ii , last year?" 

Native: '•There was ough 

wind tor one, so we took it d 
id] 's 

The Berlin ci at of the 

London "Telegraph says: Tl 
vival of "The Prophet" at the Royal 

< 'para House la 

ind initiative of the Em- 
William, rather than to any 

spontaneous demand on the part of 
the public. The jinally 

ic< d in Berlin in 1850, and ii was 
three hundred times in all be- 
fore it was dropped out of the repcr- 
a- ago. So pleased 
was the Emperor with the recent re- 
vival of "The Huguenots," that he de- 
cided to have "The Prophet" put on 
with the same close attention to his- 
torical detail and scenic effects. His 

Sty personally attended re- 
■ ils and ordered a number of 
alterations in the performance. Both 
text and score have been liberally 
modernized. One interesting change 
has been the expurgation of a num- 
ber of sentiments of a rather revolu- 
tionary and even irreverent character. 
Practically the entire Imperial family 
were present at the revival. The 
opera was warmly applauded, but it is 
quite certain that the new presenta- 
tion will not live to experience its 
three hundredth performance. 

"Now don't tell me you were 

d by business, u h im- 

i thai." "i won't, my 

I was chased main blocks out 

tj waj l>> a bull rhinoceros."— 

1 Oil ii I Journal. 

Mr. Browning 1 i iousIj i -This 

da: foi us ..i i , My 

tei "i mi ni" tonight. Mrs. 

I liggli i surprised i — *> ou don'l -. 
mister? So dor- in, 'usband; 
been in for a month.— The Tatler. 

"I was verj much disappointed in 
that spring chicken you so!,! me," said 
young Mrs. Torkins. "It didn'l seem 
at all like the genuine articll " 
"Madam," replied the affable grocer, 
".Man must remember thai this year's 
spring was one of the most deceptive 
on record." — Washington Star. 

My boy's back from college." 
"How; does he take holt on the farm?" 
"I haint seen him make no cane-rush 
for the woodpile." — Kansas City Jour- 

Taylor — Did the course Baylor took 
in physical culture make him any 
stronger? Naylor— Only in one hand. 
You know he took a Correspondence 
Course. — Puck. 

The late Justice Brewer was with a 
party of New York friends on a fish- 
ing trip in the Adirondacks, and 
around the camp fire one evening the 
talk naturally ran on big fish. When 
it came his turn the jurist began, un- 
certain as to how he was going to 
come out: 

"We were fishing one time on the 
Grand Banks for — er — for " 

"Whales," somebody suggested. 

"No," said the Justice, "we were 
baiting with whales."— Everybody's. 

"Your dead 'husband wor a good 
man," declared the sympathetic Mrs. 
Casey to the bereaved widow. "He 
wor!" exclaimed Mrs. Murphy, dash- 
ing the tears from her eyes. "No two 
policemin cud handle him." — Stray 

"Bosh!" says the skeptic. "What 
proof can you give me that man is 
made of dust?" "Why, look at your- 
self," argues the other man. "You 
have a marble brow, an alabaster 
cheek, a muddy complexion, and sandy 
hair." — Chicago Evening Post. 

Howard — When Dr.- Incision oper- 
ated on me he left a pair of surgical 
scissors in my anatomy. Can I sue 
him for damages? Lawyer — Better 
just send him a large bill for storage. 
— Life. 

The American opinion of coffee as 
understood in the English home is not 
high, and how the coffee of the Eng- 
lish lodging-houses is esteemed may 
be understood from the following 
traveler's tale: It was the first morn- 
ing in London "apartments," and his 
landlady came up with the breakfast. 
As she set down his coffee cup she 
opened a slight conversation: "It 
looks like rain." she said. "It does," 
agreed the .American, "but the odor 
has a faint suggestion of coffer" — 



will be thi Vmerican 

Mimn n Septem! 

year, when the 


idling campaign of pub- 

d is now 



from all oi i 

I ' uiada. Co, as j t 

effects the miner and the oil man, will 

and already such men 

1 'iffoi 'i Pirn I ,o\ ' : not Clark 

Hej bum and 

; riayi d to i" pi 

to air their views upon th, question. 

There is also a strong probability 

thai Colonel Roosevelt himself will 

step into the breach with one of his 
characteristic, straight -from- the shoul- 
der speeches and if he should it will 
tax the ingenuity of the Executive 
1 ommitti e to find a hall sufficiently 
large to accommodate the crowd. 


Interesting, indeed, as public opin- 
ion awakens to the iniquity of the 
police "sweatbox" are the indignant 
protests of police "sweatboxers" that 
there is no such thing. But it hap- 
pens to be a fact that there is such 
a thing. It was introduced into this 
country by a New Y'ork superinten- 
dent of police who counted Jay Gould 
among his friends and died a million- 
aire, in all its phases, whether cruel 
or not, it has been and is in flagrant 
violation of the law. The pages of 
The Public for ten years are doited 
with editorials denouncing it in con- 
nection with specific cases found in 
newspaper reports which quoted with 
approval the boastings of police offi- 
cials regarding it. The duty of a 
policeman, whether of low degree or 
high, when he makes an arrest, is to 
enter it in a public record and to 
bring the prisoner at once before a 
magistrate, meanwhile warning him 
that he need not say anything, and if 
he does it may be used against him. 
Instead of doing this, American 
policemen have developed a custom 
of holding accused persons for days 
together upon bare suspicion, with- 
out "booking" them, without warrant 
and without bringing them before a 
magistrate. The purpose is to frighten 
or wheedle suspects into making con- 
fessions which are as likely to be false 
as true. Depriving a prisoner of 
sleep, doping him with drugs, hitting 
him in the face, confronting him with 
tableaux reproducing dramatically the 
circumstances of his alleged crime, are 
among the commonplaces of the 
"sweating" process. It may be that 
an inquiry into this subject by Con- 
gress would be outside the jurisdic- 
tion of that body; but Senator Hey- 
burn of Idaho is reported to have 
secured authority for a Senate com- 
mittee to make one, and in the inter- 
est of law and order in dealing with 
crime, it is to be hoped that this re- 
port is true. — Chicago Public. 

"John, how much of a place is this 
here town of Farville?" 

"Stleet ca' ev'ly twenty minute," re- 
plied the Chinaman. — Everybody's. 

Trade Scholarship for Sale 

For sale, scholarship i n 
United Trade School Con- 
tracting Co., choice of elec- 
tricity, automobile, plumbing 
or bricklaying trade. Small 
wages paid while learning. 
Actual work methods. Ap- 
ply 837 South Spring Street, 
Los Angeles. 




An indexed review of all action by Council, Board of Public Works, Commissions and Officials, relating to property 
improvement or of general interest. Record closes Wednesday night. 

Public Work by Streets 

1st St., (San Pedro), from Mesa to 
Palos Verdes; pet. from E. B. Moores 
et al, protesting- against change of 
grade. Deferred until July 26. 

3rd St., from Concord to Lorena; 
ord. establishing grade. Adopted. 

Hth St., from Main to San Pedro; 
ord. of intention to change and estab- 
lish grade. Adopted. 

12th St., from Figueroa to Sentous; 
request of clerk for the opening and 
widening of streets that the time with- 
in which to file assessment for the 
opening of said street be extended to 
90 days from July 11th. Granted. 

36th St.; an interlocutory judgment 
having been entered in the case of the 
City of Los Angeles vs. Smith, an 
action brought to obtain land neces- 
sary for the widening of Thirty-sixth 
St. from iCompton Ave. to Alameda 
St., City Eng. was instructed to fur- 
nish a map of the assessment district 
to the Bd. of Pub. Wks. for the levy- 
ing and collection of the assessment. 

55th St., from Compton Ave. to 
Long Beach Ave.; ord. of intention to 
improve under "Bond" provisions of 
Vrooman act, district plan, by grad- 
ing, graveling, curbing, etc. Adopted. 

56th St., from Central to Hooper; 
ord. establishing grade. Adopted. 

90th St., bet. Vermont and Hoover; 
pet. from Tyler & iCo. for permission 
to improve by private contract. Ref. 
to B. P. W. 

91st St., bet. Vermont and Hoover; 
pet. from Tyler & Co. for permission 
to improve by private contract. Ref. 
to B. P. W. 

92nd St., bet. Vermont and Hoover; 
pet. from Tyler & Co. for permission 
to improve by private contract. Ref. 
to B. P. W. 

Ave. 64, from Pasadena Ave. to 
Roble Ave.; ord. establishing grade. 

Alley; pet. from Title G. & T. Co., 
et al, for the abandonment of pend- 
ing proceedings for improvement of 
alley east of Bixel St., from 6th to 
Orange, under the Hammon Act and 
instituting proceedings for said im- 
provement under the Vrooman Act 
Also asking that the grade line be 
reduced from 13.5% to 10% running 
only from Orange St. Set for hear- 
ing July 12, and in meantime ref. to 
the City Eng. for report as to front- 

Alley; pet. from S. P., L. A. & S. L. 
Ry. Co., for the vacation of certain 
alley between the first alley north 
side of East 1st St. and extending 
from the west line of Myers St. to 
east line of the official bed of the Los 
Angeles River. Ref. to Sts. and Blvds. 

Alley, 1st east of Bixel from Orange 
to 6th; protest from Title Guarantee 
and Trust Co., et al, against improve- 
ment of said street. Hearing deferred 
until July 12 and in meantime ref. to 
City Eng. and Sts. and Blvds. Com. 

Alley, southwest from 7th St. be- 
tween Olive and Hill; maps of assess- 
ment district for improvement. 

Baxter St., bet. Tropico Ave. and 
a point 20 ft. southeast therefrom; 
ord. of intention to change and estab- 
lish grade. Adopted. 

Baxter St.; pet. from Eliza J. Car- 
ter for reduction in width of said St. 
from 82^4 ft. to 60 ft. from W. side of 
Alvarado to east side of Fanning St. 
Ref. to B. P. W. 

Baring Cross, from 92nd St. to 1285 
ft. south; pet. from Tyler & Co. for 
permission to improve by private con- 
tract, Ref. to B. P. W. 

Cordova St., from La Salle to Nor- 
mandie; ord. establishing grade. 

Commercial St., from AJameda to a 
point 524.01 ft. east of Center St.; 
ord. establishing grade. Adopted. 

Clinton St., from Evergreen Ave. to 
east line of Hyland Heights Tract; 
ord. establishing grade. Adopted. 

Cove Ave., from Tropico Ave. to 
Morcom Ave.; ord. of intention to 
change and establish grade. Adopted. 

Dacotah St.; pet. from C. C. Crouch 
et al, for the sewering of said St. be- 
tween first alley S. of Stephenson Ave. 
and Hollenbeck Ave. Ref. to Bd. 
Pub. Wks. 

Evergreen Ave., between a point 49 
ft. south of Michigan Ave. and Wa- 
bash Ave.; ord. of intention to im- 
prove under "Bond" provisions of the 
Vrooman Act, grading, graveling, oil- 
ing, curbing, etc. Adopted. 

Fresno St.; pet. from R. L. Meert 
et al for the improvement of said St. 
bet. Venice Ave. and Garnet St., bond 
act. Ref. to B. P. W. 

Gracita Place; pet. from M. D. Mer- 
rill et al that alley extending north- 
east from Ave. 53 to an angle point 
thence northeast to Marmion Way be 
named Gracita Place. Adopted. 

Grand Ave., from 1st to Court; final 
ord. of improvement. Adopted. 

Hill St., 1st to Pico; in matter of 
ornamental lighting of said street, 
plans and specifications, estimate of 
the cost of said improvement and inci- 
dental expense in connection there- 
with, and the proposed estimate of 
costs and expense of said improve- 
ment, confirmed and adopted and the 
City Atty. instructed to present the 
necessary ordinance ordering said im- 

Hoover St., west side from 92nd 
St. to 1285 ft. north side; pet. from 
Tyler & Co. for permission to im- 
prove by private contract. Ref. to 
B. P. W. 

Holgate Square, from North Broad- 
way to the southerly terminus of IIol- 
gate Square; ord. authorizing prop- 
erty owners to improve said street 
with curbs and sidewalks under pri- 
vate contract. Adopted. 

Holgate Square, from N. Broadway 
to the southerly terminus; ord. es- 
tablishing grade. Adopted. 

Walton Ave., from 38th St. to 39th 
St.: ord. establishing grade. Adopted. 

Harvard Blvd., between Hobart 
Blvd. and 25th St.; ord. of intention 
to change and establish grade. 

Jasmine St.; pet. from C. A. Car- 
lisle et al asking that name of said St. 
be changed to. Ardmore St. Granted, 
and City Eng. instructed to prepare 

Kansas Ave., between 42nd St. and 
Vernon Ave.; maps of assessment dis- 
trict for improvement. Adopted. 

Loreto St.; pet. from J. E. North 
et al. for permission to construct a 
five ft. sidewalk on the S. W. side of 
said street, now being graded. Ref. 
to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Marengo St.; City Eng. instructed 
to prepare the necessary plans, speci- 
fications, and ord. for the improve- 
ment of said St. bet. State St. and 
Britannia St. under the bond provi- 
sions of the Vrooman act. 

Menlo Ave., from 92nd St. to 1285 
ft. south; pet. from Tyler & Co. for 
permission to improve by private con- 
tract. Ref. to B. P. W. 

Melrose Ave.; pet. from Merchants 
Bank & Trust Co., for permission to 
improve said street north side be- 
tween Wilton Place and 280 feet eas- 
terly, by private contract, Ref. to 
Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Mott St., between Venice Ave. and 
Hollenbeck Ave.; ord. of intention to 
change and establish grade. Adopted. 

Micheltorena St., from Sunset Blvd. 
to the old north city boundary line; 
ord. establishing name of and curb 
lines on said street. Adopted. 

Miami Ave., between Wilshire Blvd. 
and 3rd St.; ord. changing and estab- 
lishing name as Westmoreland Ave. 

Naomi Ave., from 56th St. to a point 
146.30 ft. south of 58th St.; ord. es- 
tablishing grade. Adopted. 

Orchard Ave., from 92nd St. to 1285 
ft. south; pet. from Tyler & Co. for 
permission to improve by private con- 
tract. Ref. to B. P. W. 

Prospect Ave., Hollywood; sum of 
$57.04 transferred to the credit of the 
Eng. Dept. fund to take up a bond, 
No. 1, Series 1, Prospect Ave. Im- 
provement, being assessment against 
lot 78 of the Hollywood Bonnie Brier 
tract, said parcel of land being con- 
veyed to the city of Hollywood prior 
to consolidation, having been inten- 
tion of the board of trustees of the 
city of Hollywood to take up said 

Pacific Ave., between 16th St. and 
a point 838.81 ft. north of Washing- 
ton; ord. of intention to improve, un- 
der "Bond" provision of Vrooman 
Act, by grading, graveling, oiiing, 
curbing and guttering. Adopted. 

Pacheo St., between Dartmouth and 
Court; ord. of intention to change and 
establish grade. Adopted. 

Sloat St., from Malabar St. to 
Brooklyn Ave.; ord. establishing 
grade. Adopted. 

Sunset Blvd.; pet. from Jas. Lacey, 
asking for a modification of the as- 
sessment for the widening of Sunset 
Blvd. on Lot 21, Blk. 8, Park tract, 
said assessment amounting to $1319. 
Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Santa Clara Ave.; pet. from Ham- 
burger Realty & Trust Co. asking for 
the acceptance of said St. bet. Flor- 
ence Ave. and Clarence Ave. The 
said street lies within the limits of 
Colegrove, recently annexed to the 
city, and has been improved by grad- 
ing, oiling and curbing. Accepted. 

Tropico Ave., from Morcom Ave. 
to first angle southwest of Baxter St., 
and a portion of the intersection of 
Morcom and Tropico; ord. of inten- 
tion to change and establish grade. 

University Place; pet. from Pioneer 
Inv. & Trust Co. asking that the Sts. 
in said company's University Place 
be accepted. Ref. to the Sts. and 
Blvds. Com. 

Vermont Ave., east side from 92nd 
St. to 1285 ft. north; pet. from Tyler 
& Co. for permission to improve by 
private contract. Ref. to B. P. W. 

Wilton Place; pet. from Merchants 
Bank & Trust Co., for the improve- 
ment of east side of said street be- 
tween Melrose Ave. and 619.67 feet 

northerly, by private contract. Ref. 
to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Western Ave.; pet. from Merchants 
Bank & Trust Co., for permission to 
improve west side of said street be- 
tween a point 140 feet north of Lemon 
Grove Ave. and a point 140 south of 
Clarence Ave., by private contract. 
Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Wilson St., from Enterprise to 7th 
St.; protest from United Casting Co., 
et al, against widening of said street. 
Deferred until July 12. 

Tearing up Streets; in reply to a 
communication of Council complain- 
ing of frequent excavations in surface 
of the roadway of improved streets, 
B. of Water Com. reported that it 
does all in its power to keep streets 
in best possible condition and to do 
street work without interfering with 
the proper use of said streets by the 
public. Board invited a committee of 
Council, a representative of the B. P. 
W. and the City Eng. to meet the Bd. 
in the near future to arrange some 
plan which will meet all requirements 
and yet cause a minimum of disturb- 
ance to the streets. Ref. to Sts. and 
Blvds. Com. 

Inspecting Sidewalks: in matter of 
report of B. P. W. requesting the ap- 
pointment of two sidewalk inspectors. 
Filed as Bd. has agreed to utilize the 
ward foreman for the present. 

General Legislation 

Aqueduct; Bd. Pub. Wks. requested 
authority to enter into contract under 
the emergency provision of the city 
charter for the purchase of repair 
parts from the Marion Steel Shovel 
Co. at a cost of not to exceed $10,000 
f. o. b. cars Marion, Ohio; such con- 
tract to be made without advertising 
for bids. Said repair parts to be used 
in connection with power shovels and 
dredge machinery. Ref. to Fin. Com. 

Ballesteros Vineyard Tract; City 
Atty. authorized to file disclaimer in 
an action entitled C. P. Houghton vs. 
The City of Los Angeles, brought to 
quiet title to Lot 77 of Ballesteros 
Vineyard Tract; as city has no bene- 
ficial interest therein. 

Committee Appointed to Sell Aque- 
duct Bonds; to meet what was de- 
clared to be "a serious crisis which 
has arisen in matters pertaining to the 
finances of the aqueduct, and one re- 
quiring extraordinary skill and effort 
in its management," Council adopted 
a resolution providing for the appoint- 
ment of a special advisory committee 
to assist the Council and its finance 
committee in its negotiations with the 
bond syndicate. The resolution named 
the following as members of the com- 
mittee: Major Henry T. Lee, Stod- 
dard Jess, J. E. Fshburn, W. B. 
Mathews and J. O. Koepfli. 

Council Committee; resolution that 
Council rules shall be amended to 
provide that all standing committees 


Los Angeles Bank Clearings from June 29 to July 5 inclusive, showing 
comparisons with corresponding weeks of 1909 and 1908: 

1910 1909 1908 

June 29 $ 2,786.259.1 3 $2,706,726.95 $2,042,91 1 .42 

June 30 2,600,640.12 2.472,689.56 2,602,520.77 

July 1 2,146,821.11 2,603,527.91 1,858,263.09 

July 2 3,184.504.57 2.927,353.41 2.296,210.84 

July 5 3,048,007.53 2,718,006.5S 1,856,059.15 

Total $13,766,232.46 $13,428,304.41 $10,655,965.27 



I of 3 members each and 

landing commit- 
R, M l.u.-k, 
:dent of the Council: 

fiburn, Andrews and 

'ii — Andrew . -it^ k i 

and Gregi 

Williams, Whiffen an< 

Public W illh anil M..rals, 

' Bncn. 
- ami Sewers — 
iry, Whiffen. O'Brien. 

Harbors — Betkouski, Stewart and 

Land and Public Buildings — Whif- 
fen. Washburn, Gregory. 

Light and Water Sup- 
ply — O'Brien. Williams. Washburn. 

Davin and Julien's Subdivision; per- 
petual easement and right of way for 
sanitary and storm sewers over a por- 
tion of Lot 6 of said subdivision, pre- 
sented by Mary Dorothea Moore and 
E. C. Moore. Accepted. 

Hollywood Main Sewer; City Eng. 
reported; "In order to construct Sec- 
tion 1 of the proposed Hollywood 
Main Sewer, it will be necessary to 
cross the entire length of Lot 88 of 
Harry Jackins Tract No. 2. owned by 
X. I. Van Guysling, now in London. 
We have carried negotiations and 
have his deed in our possession. His 
demand is $100 upon acceptance, to 
be paid his brother, Mr. George E. 
Van Guysling. Ref. to Finance Com. 

Industrial District; pet. from F. I. 
Kimball, requesting that Lot 9, Wise 
Tract be excepted from the residence 
district. Ref. to Legis. Com. 

Incinerator; Bd. Pub. Wks. author- 
ized to advertise for bids and enter 
into contract for the operation and 
maintenance of the Los Angeles in- 

Loan Sharks; on learning that the 
City Auditor had been prevented from 
naying salaries due direct to three dif- 
ferent members of the fire department, 
by reason of a power of attorney be- 
ing filed with him by a loan shark, 
the clerk of the Fire Commission was 
directed by Commissioner Hawley to 
notify all members of the department 
to submit a written revocation of any 
and all powers of attorney to collect 
salaries they may have made, to the 
commission within ten days. 

Lissner Re-elected President of 
Utilities Board; Bd. of Pub. Utilities 
reported to Council that Meyer Liss- 
ner had been unanimously re-elected 
president of the board for the term 
ending June 30, 1911. 

Municipal Election; special meeting 
of Council called to canvass returns of 
special municipal election held Thurs- 
day, June 30. Council found that 
George H. Stewart and Frederick J. 
Whiffen were elected members of the 
Council to fill vacancies. That the 
ord. providing for the licensing and 
regulating of certain trades, profes- 
sions, etc., was carried. That the ord. 
fixing electric light rates was carried. 
That the proposition to sell the city 
hall was not carried. 

Public Speaking; draft of ord. pro- 
hibiting speaking in public streets in 
a loud or unusual tone for certain 
purposes. Ref. to Legis Com. 

Pure Milk Supply; representatives 
of several women's clubs appeared be- 
fore the board of health, asking that 
the board urge upon the Council the 
passage of an ordinance requiring a 
tuberculin test of all cows supplying 
milk to customers in the city. The 
health board took no action on this 

Prize Fiehting: message of Mayor 
recommending that Council amend 
city ordinances as to prohibit all prize 
fighting or public boxing contests 
within city limits, excepting amateur 

contests where no entrance fee is 
Posting Street Notices; Citj 

been notified b) Police 

nuc the pttcticc 

k and oth< . 
tices of similar character on the 

and curbs located along the line 
■posed public work, or in the 
district affected. This notice is given 
under authority of Ordin.. 
16,449 and 14,-128. and appears to be 
-.iry if these ordinances arc to 
be enforced; but the practical result 
is that all the notices required by law 
to be posted must of necessity be 
fastened to stakes furnished for the 
purpose. During the coming year it 
is estimated that 90,000 nonces will 
be placed on the public streets of the 
city, of which 75.000 under the new 
ruling will have new slakes. These 
stakes will cost about $1200.00 and the 
extra labor will amount to not less 
than $S00.(.:0. making a loss of say, 
$2000.00. Furthermore, in many 
streets the sidewalk is built to its full 
width and the roadbed is occupied by 
permanent gutters and pavement, so 
that the use of stakes is impracticable. 
Ref. to Legis. Com. 

Romaine Tract, a new subdivision 
lying west of Normandie Ave. and 
south of Santa Monica Blvd. Map 

Residence Districts; draft of ord. 
excepting from residence district prop- 
erty on west side of Central Ave. bet. 
50th and 51st Sts; also property at 
intersection of 35th St. and Cimar- 
ron. Ref. to Legis. Com. 

Stopping Street Cars; report of 
Legislative Committee recommending 
the passage of an ordinance requiring 
street cars to stop before crossing cer- 
tain street intersections. Laid on 

Spur Tract; pet. from A. T. and 
Santa Fe Ry. for a spur track across 
4th St. at Mateo. Granted and City 
Atty. instructed to prepare ord. 

Speed Limit of Cars; message of 
Mayor transmitting petition of resi- 
dents of Hollywood, asking that the 
speed limit be removed as far as street 
cars are concerned. Ref. to Bd. Pub. 

Storm Drains Wanted; pet. from 
West 10th St. Imp. Assn., asking for 
storm drain from San Marino and 
Berendo to Cahuenga, also for a storm 
drain from Berendo St. and 11th to 
Normandie. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 
for immediate attention. 

Sale of Milk; draft of ord. regulating 
the production and sale of milk and 
the products thereof. Ref. to Legis. 

Supply Clerk; Thos. Oughton ap- 
pointed assistant supply clerk for 60 
days at $75 per month. 

Tract No. 647, a new subdivision 
lying south of San Marino St. and 
west of Western Ave. Map adopted. 

Tract No. 905; map of said tract re- 
turned to City Engineer without ap- 
proval. The said tract on the north 
side of 75th street has six lots, the 
depth of each being 27 feet by 44.23 
feet frontage, and in the rear of said 
lots is a piece of acreage property. 
If the said map is approved these lots 
will be of no benefit to anyone pur- 
chasing same. If the said lots 1 to 6 
inclusive are eliminated from the map 
City Council will approve map. 

Tract No. 922; in action brought to 
quiet title to lots 1 and 2 of said tract; 
City atty. authorized to file disclaimer 
in said action as to Lot 1. 

Telephone Rates; Mayor sent fol- 
lowing message to Council: 

"Section 1. subdivision of ordinance 
No. 20,331 (new series), fixes the tele- 
phone rates for each extension^ tele- 
phone at $1 per month. Section 3 
of that ordinance makes it unlawful 
to charge less than the rates fixed 
in the ordinance. Many of our hotels 
have an extension telephone in each 
room. Most of these extensions are 
used but seldom. It is unjust to com- 
pel the hotels to pay $1 for each ex- 

n. I understand that the corn- 
'ges where there 
are many I would re- 

mend that your hou- 
orabli i.d said ordinance and 

fix a rate in eases of the 

kind n 

"Subdivision 12, section 1 of said 
ordinance, provides, 'That the rates 
herein fixed shall apply to both wall 
and portable telephones, and no ad- 
ditional charge shall be made for a 
portable telephone.' Unquestionablj 
there is more breakage of desk than 
of wall telephones, and the cost of 
maintenance is greater. I understand, 
also, that the cost of the desk tele- 
phone is greater than of the wall tele- 
phone. 1 would, therefore, iv 
fully recommend that said ordinance 
be amended so as to permit a reason- 
ably higher rate for desk than for wall 

"The rates fixed in the ordinance 
apply to all portions of the city. Wil- 
mington and San Pedro arc isolated. 
In order to connect with the tele- 
phones in the balance of the city they 
must use long distance and pay toll 
therefor. It is unfair that the citi- 
zens of Wilmington and San Pedro 
should be charged the same rates as 
the residents of the main part of the 
city, who have direct connection with 
so many more telephones. 1 would 
respectfully recommend that the or- 
dinance be so amended as to remedy 
this injustice." Ref. to Legis. Com. 

Upper Boulevard, from Evergreen 
Ave. to east line of Hyland Heights 
Tract; ord. establishing grade. 

Wireless Tower for Hellman Bldg. ; 
coram, from I. J. Hellman stating 
that there is some dissension as to 
the North Am. Wireless Corp. being 
able to secure a permit from the Bldg. 
Dept. for the erection of a tow r er on 
the H. W. Hellman bldg. and asking 
for a special permit therefor. Ref. to 
City Atty. and Bldg Inspector for 

Westlake Park Privileges; Park 
Com. requested Council to advertise 
for bids for boating and refreshment 
privileges at said park for term of 
three years from August 1, 1910. Ref. 
to Supply Com. 

Water Bonds Bid; pet. from Marco 
H. Hellman submitting communica- 
tion that he had been authorized by 
wire to make a bid on behalf of the 
New York Life Insurance Co. for 
$500,000 Los Angeles Water Bonds; 
said matter taken under advisement 
for the present. 

Water Courses in Hollywood; peti- 
tion from the Hollywood Board of 
Trade, with reference to the closing 
up by private owners of certain 
watercourses in the city of Holly- 
wood, and asking that the city re- 
adopt Ordinance No. 441 of the for- 
mer city of Hollywood prohibiting 
the closing of said water courses. 
Petition granted and referred to the 
City Attorney with instructions to 
prepare and present to the Council 
the necessary ordinance. 

Water for Vermont Ave. Square; 
Comm. from Bd. Water Com. stating 
that the water mains now extend to 
corner Normandie and Vermont, at 
which point the city is now supplying 
water to a school, but to no other 
consumers in Vermont Ave. Square 
as Vermont Square Water Co. is 
serving territory. Filed. 


During the month of June, 1910, J. 
J. Backus, Chief Inspector of Build- 
ings, issued 848 permits amounting to 
$1,558,891, which are classed as fol- 

No. of 
Permits. Valuation 
Class A. steel frames.. 1 $35,000 

Class A, rein, con 3 246.000 

Class C 21 147.462 

Class D. 1 story frame..27S 370.078 

Class D.l'A sty frame.. 32 80.587 

Class D, 2 story frame.. 71 366,834 

I), 3 story frame. 3 75,000 

Churches, all classes.. 4 

* 1 

.me... 131 

Foul |y 1 

Brick 54 7.<.M4 

Frame alterations ....244 87,776 

ms 4 340 

nd total 848 $1,558,891 

Comparison with last year 
month of June, I 1 

with i of $1,148,418. i 

piled by Mark C. Colin. I I; 


One of the most encouraging things 
connected with Good Government 
work in the city of Los Angeles is 

that many of the people who bee e 

interested, even when they leave I o 
Angeles show continued interest in 
the work. For example: A number of 
subscribers to the Good Governmenl 
Fund, which not alone finances the 
work of the Good Government Or- 
ganization, but supports all son- of 
worthy movements for civic endeavor, 
have continued their subscriptions to 
the Fund although they are now non- 
residents of Los Angeles. The fol- 
lowing is an extract from a letter re- 
ceived from Mr. I. J. Muma, former- 
ly of Los Angeles, who moved to 
Chicago recently to take charge of 
the Life and Accident Department of 
the Travelers' Insurance Company. 
Mr. Muma was President of the Ro- 
tary Club in Los Angeles, and made 
such a great success of the business 
of the Travelers' Insurance Company 
here that he was called to Chicago. 
He says: 

"I happen now to be a non-resident 
of the city of Los Angeles, but am 
sufficiently interested in the work you 
have instituted to continue my small 
subscription which was made last 

year I am enclosing you my 

check to cover the amount. 

"I hope that you will have as much 
success in the coming county elec- 
tion as you have had in the recent 
city election. The work that you 
have accomplished for the city of Los 
Angeles is attracting the attention of 
people all over the United States. I 
talked with a man last night who has 
been a successful manufacturer in this 
city for over 20 years, and he referred 
to the City Government of Los An- 
geles as a model compared with that 
of five or six of the other large cities 
of the United States. You and your 
colleagues are not able to contem- 
plate the full benefit of your efforts 
at the present time. 

"I shall be very glad to hear of the 
progress of the 'Good Government 
Organization' and hope that you will 
keep me on your mailing list. 

"With best personal regards, I am, 
"Yours truly, 

"I. J. Muma " 

Herod and the Children 

"Kill me the children," said Herod — 
And the red sword flashed in the 
Flashed and fell — in a merciful way, 
For the killing was speedily done; 
And the wails of the victims were sud- 
denly stilled 
In the old-fashioned way in which 
Herod killed: 

But to slaughter the innocents inch 
by inch 
In the shop, in the mill, in the 
To grapple them down in the terrible 
Of a dollar-mad, daily design 
And slowly destroy them both spirit 

and frame — 
Why. Herod himself would call it a 

—Howard Singleton Taylor in Chi- 
cago Examiner. 



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The mayor's message to Council delivered 
oesday must help to clear up the aque- 
duct bond situation because it gives the peo- 
ple knowledge of what lias been goinj 
and that was what was most needed From 
the very beginning. Here we have lost near- 
ly two months work on the great enterpi 
three thousand men have been thrown out 
of their jobs. Now suppose that when the 
delegation returned from New York, after 
their unsuccessful effort to get action from 
the syndicate, they had straightway taken 
the people into their confidence. Within one 
day enough money would have been offered 
to take care of the first Few weeks, and in 
those weeks enough more could have been 
secured to take us over the period of dis- 
pute. Jt is a thousand pities that this whis- 
pering policy was adopted. 

It ought to be clear enough now to the 
average man what the syndicate is after— ■ 
what it hoped to do from the first, viz. to tie 
up the power bonds and perhaps also the 
harbor. Why? Well it is not hard to guess. 
The "big interests" touch on a good man)' 
sides. 'There was, it is true, some sagging 
of the bond market and that was used as a 
blind to hide the true purpose. If that were 
all that disturbed the syndicate, the weak- 
ness of the market, why was it not ready 
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city's rescue in its time of sore need! 
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The people of this city are in rather bad 
shape to get the facts concerning any strike 
on which to base an intelligent opinion — 
which is an uncomfortable position to 
be in, because an industrial rumpus, such 
as is now on in the metal trades, is a mat- 
ter of public interest on which every intelli- 
gent citizen likes to come to some sort of => 

There are only two newspapers in the 
city that make any regular business of han- 
dling news of this sort; the others shy off 
and prudently change the subject whenever 
it crops up. The papers that throw them- 
selves into every dispute of this kind, at 
extreme opposite poles, are the Times and 
the Record. Neither one of them makes 
even a remote bluff at telling the facts. The 
Times is against the workingman and all 
his interests. It simply hates him; and its 
hate rises to fury in proportion as he shows 
courage and independence. It opposes 
unionism, because it recognizes that as the 
lever by which the workingman is to lift 
himself' out of the hole of poverty. It is 


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not the best implement in the world, but 
it is the only one available just now, and it 
helps. But the Times never stops to ask 
whether the striking workmen have a union 
or not ; it is against them anyhow because 
they are strikers, and because they are 
struggling to better themselves. The Times' 
definition of a workingman is "one who 
must be kept down," just as its definition 
of the People is: "a lot of chumps and 
scalawags who cannot be trusted to vote 
on their own affairs." 

The Record is as reckless and as illogical 
and as untruthful in its defense of union 
labor as the Times is in its attacks. Be- 
tween the two of them, one stirring up 
trouble in one quarter and the other in 
another, we are in luck to get off with as 
little trouble as we actually have. There 
is this difference to be noted, however, in 
the attitude of the two: the Times makes 
good money out of stirring up industrial 
troubles, whereas the Record loses money 
on its stand. Opposition to the working 
people is one of the best financial assets 
the Times owns, bringing it a huge volume 
of advertising from all over the country, 
while the course of the Record is frequently 
condemned by its largest patrons. The af- 
ternoon paper is at least sincere and cour- 

The metal trades strike which is now in 
progress — if it may be rightly be called a 
"strike" — is an inter-city affair. We note 
in our San Francisco contemporary, the 
California Weekly, a statement of the case 
that accords exactly with information given 
us by the metal trades people at this end of 
the line. That paper says that since the 
metal trades of San Francisco became thor- 
oughly unionized ten years ago the city has 
steadily lost in manufacturing, and the num- 
ber of men employed has diminished until it 
now is only a small fraction of what it 
used to be. This is undoubtedly true. The 
figures currently stated are a drop from 
20,000 to 5000. 'One big concern has fallen 
from 4500 to 800, and many establishments 

have gone out of business. At a joint meet- 
ing of employers and union leaders h 
agreed by all that the cause for the i. 
off of manufacturing was the disparin be 
tween labor cost in San Francisco and in 

Other Coast cities, notably Los Angeles. 
Seattle and Portland. It was not onlj the 
direct cost in the amount of wages, but also 
the indirect cost through hours and condi- 
tions of work and rules that in effect limn. .1 
output. It was also agreed by all hands thai 
if the present condition should continue San 
Francisco would be put out of business as a 
manufacturing city in metal lines. 

The alternatives were plain enough: 
either the San Francisco scale of wages. 
hours and rules must be changed to fit that 
of the competing Coast cities, or the scale 
of these cities must be changed to fit San 
Francisco. Having thus stated the case, the 
California Weekly, which we respect as a 
publication that is right on most issues, ar- 
gues in favor of the latter alternative, and 
expresses the hope that the smaller cities 
may be brought to accept the San Francisco 

We regard such a hope as entirely futile 
and its wisdom open to question. This is 
not an abstraction, but a practical issue of 
business and common sense. The Coast can 
never be a law unto itself in such matters. 
On the great bulk of the metal trades busi- 
ness it has to face competition from the east. 
As the cost of living is higher on the Pacific 
Coast than it is beyond the Rockies, and as 
the freight rate operates like a tariff on ar- 
ticles brought from the east, labor is en- 
titled to and generally gets a higher wage 
here than in the east — but there is a limit 
to that, and San Francisco has in most 
things exceeded that limit. If it were a 
possible thing to force the other cities into 
line with the Bay points on labor_ condi- 
tions, the result would be a flood of eastern 
competition that would put us all into the 
same manufacturing depression that now 
afflicts San Francisco. 

This is the practical business side of the 
issue, but there is another phase of it that 
touches us here. 

A man may be a sincere advocate of the 
labor union in principle and in practice, and 
yet take very little stock in San Francisco's 
application of it. We believe that the labor 
union has been of great value to the work- 
ingman in overcoming to some extent the 
unjust distribution of wealth resulting from 
our special interest laws. We owe to the 
labor unions the larger wage which the 
workingman gets, as against his pay of fifty 
years ago, we owe to it the shorter hours 
of labor and the improved condition of the 
place where work is carried on, including 
better protection to life and limb. But this 
recognition of the value and need of the 
labor union is not to be read as an endorse- 
ment of all labor unions in all they may do. 
The best thing in the world mav be "run 
into the ground." as we say; and San Fran- 
cisco is in our judgment a place where the 
labor union proposition has been carried to 
a point where it is dangerous socially and 
politically, and where, moreover, it reacts 


against itself. The history of that city in 
the last ten years has staggered the con- 
victions of many sincere friends of the labor 
union idea. As there have been communi- 
ties that have gone mad in religious ardor 
or in political prejudice, so San Francisco 
has just about gone off the hooks in its 
devotion to labor-unionism. With this "hor- 
rible example" at such close range, Los 
Angeles is likely to go very slow in such 
matters, and the fact that the so-called 
"strike" in the metal trades is openly led 
by men brought down from San Francisco — 
a city which is naturally our commercial and 
manufacturing rival — does not help the 
union side of the argument. Thus both local 
interest and the natural trend of public sen- 
timent are against the strike. 

Under these conditions there can be but 
one outcome to the effort to bring Los An- 
geles under the San Francisco scale in the 
metal trades. The Times is making a des- 
perate effort to bring criticism on the ad- 
ministration and to work the strike for poli- 
tical capital. This administration can be de- 
pended upon to do its full duty and to see 
that order is kept and the laws obeyed ; but 
this administration will not, on the other 
hand, allow itself to be "worked" in behalf 
of any class either of employers or em- 
ployes. The employers should be protected 
to the fullest in the exercise of their peace- 
able rights but this does not mean that any- 
body shall be "thrown in on general prin- 
ciples" as some of the hot-headed ones have 
urged. Those who always appeal to the law 
(having the means and the influence to 
make a success of that) should be the first 
to abide by the law. We believe that such 
is their purpose and that the Times misrep- 
resents their attitude, and is misstating their 
demands on the city government. 


One month from date, August 16th, the 
primaries will be held and the people will' 
decide on the nominees for the state and 
county ticket. As California is normally 
two-thirds Republican, interest centers chief- 
ly upon the make up of that ticket, and as 
the principal issue of the state campaign 
has been whether the Southern Pacific shali 
continue to rule in Republican councils, and 
thereby control the government of the state, 
the outcome of the primary is of vast im- 
portance to the people of California, and 
bears with considerable force on the politics 
of the entire nation. 

The contest has been and will continue 
to be Johnson as against the field, and that 
is because he stands for a definite policy 
in state politics on an issue where the others 
are either silent or vague and inefficient. 
From the very opening of the campaign J-fi- 
ram Johnson and the Lincoln-Roosevelt 
League backing him have openly declared 
that the one chief issue in California is the 
freeing of the state from the corporation 
machine which has for years selected all 
the principle officers of the state and of 
every county in the state, which includes 
our judges from township justice to the 
members of the Supreme Court. No sen- 
sible man who has resided in the state five 
years will question that such a control ex- 
ists, and no honest man will contend that 
it is best for the people. Leaving out of 
count those who are political or business 
beneficiaries of the system, all agree that it 
ought to come to an end, but for some time 
its overthrow has been chiefly a matter of 
courage and of plain talking. 

Since his nomination three months ago, 
Air. Johnson has been up and down the 

state three times speaking everywhere and 
meeting people in scores of thousands. 
That his meetings have been well attended 
is admitted by his opponents who explain 
it by saying that he is an "orator." He is a 
good talker but not one of the "silver-ton- 
gued" variety, nothing on the Tom Fitch 
or George Knight order. He is a cultivated 
man of affairs who has something to say 
that the people desire to hear, and they 
turn out in great numbers, and show the 
deepest interest and enthusiasm. His 
crowds are not personal ; they are political 
and they mean something. 

It is a significant fact that the news- 
papers supporting the other candidates all 
recognize that Johnson is the man they have 
to beat. Many of the machine papers have 
from the beginning admitted that unless 
some plan could be devised to pull out two 
or three of the anti-Johnson field his nomi- 
nation was a certainty. None of them have 
pulled out, and all of them are putting up 
bona fide campaigns. 

Lately the campaign of Alden Anderson 
has acquired a good deal more life, and 
money is evidently being spent in his be- 
half. Reports from San Francisco seem to 
indicate that he is gaining- ground there 
against Curry, but in Southern California 
the Anderson boom non est — there is no 
such thing. His vote south of Tehachepi 
will be little else than ridiculous. While 
Curry and Stanton make more or less of a 
bluff at being independent of the S. P. ma- 
chine, and are independent in the sense that 
they were neither of them brought out by 
the machine, Anderson does not attempt 
to conceal his connection with the old or- 
ganization. His papers in the north are the 
S. P. organs, and his chief lieutenants are 
the old-time machine workers. 

Because Curry has the support of the ma- 
chine and tough element all over the state 
and the backing of the McCarthy machine 
in San Francisco, we have regarded him as 
the most formidable of Johnson's opponents. 
So much of this element really belongs to 
the S. P., however, that at the last bug... 
call they may come to Anderson, and carry 
his vote above Curry. 

We find ourselves still unable to take the 
Stanton campaign seriously, although en- 
tertaining no little regard for him and for 
many of his friends. He is certainly work- 
ing hard, and his humorist press agent is 
doing wonders in his behalf. But the essen- 
tial trouble with his campaign is that, like 
that of Ellery, it contains no votes. In the 
northern part of the state, where two-thirds 
of all the votes grow, he has no newspaper 
support, and only at great intervals do you 
find a single voter declaring for him. Vot- 
ers in big bunches such as are to be found 
..everywhere for Johnson and, in most places, 
for~~Curry~.and Anderson are not discover- 
able. If the soutkerxr:d_i^rjcX._were united 
■for Stanton he would have'a~riXtlLillg i!hain;e, 
but as a matter of fact he will not poll here 
in Los Angeles, his own home town, any- 
thing like as large a vote as Johnson. The 
reason is simple enough. Whether or not 
he admits it, the average man in California 
recognizes only one material issue in they 
governorship fight — and that is the powej 
of the Southern Pacific in politics. Those 
who are sincerely and boldly against the 
railroad will vote for Johnson. Those who 
are for and with and of the organization will 
nearly all vote for Anderson. Those who 
do not care much one way or the other, but 
are anxious for "liberality" and "personal 
liberty" will vote for Curry. Who — except 
a few personal friends and a few who are 

fretting about Southern California getting 
the governorship — who are going to vote 
for Stanton? 

As for Ellery — there isn't any such per- 

The situation with respect to the rest of 
the ticket is by no means so clear, as, in 
most cases, the organization crowd is 
united on some one man. We believe Wal- 
lace's nomination to be fairly secure, and 
that Works will carry more legislative dis- 
tricts than all his opponents — which as yet 
means only E. A. Meserve. The Lincoln- 
Roosevelt League has put up an extraor- 
dinary fine lot of nominees for the Legisla- 
ture and the prospect for the general suc- 
cess of the ticket hereabouts is excellent. 
All the signs point to the next Legislature 
being Progressive Republican, with an in- 
creased number of Democrats as against 
the last body. 

The campaign up to date has been all 
that the friends of good state government 
could ask. If it continues to hold as it 
stands victory is certain. 

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The friends of this city administration are 
glad to note a disposition on the part of the 
Mayor and sundry councilmen to insist that 
the public be taken into the confidence at 
every stage of the proceedings, and that 
executive sessions and star chamber pro- 
ceedings be clone away with. 

Except in cases of discipline where a 
man's personal dignity should be protected 
as far as practicable there are 'few issues 
that arise in the administration of a city's 
affairs that will not be benefited rather than 
injured by letting in the light. The mere 
fact of concealment is itself so serious a 
drawback in the suspicion it arouses and 
in the popular resentment growing out of 
it, that only as a last and most necessary 
resort should it ever be used. In every 
legislative body there are some men whose 
first instinct is to keep things from the pub- 
lic. They have always used that method 
in their private business — as every one does 
— and they are conscientious in the desire 
to do public business just as they would 

Los Angeles has a peculiar form of city 
government. It is nearer in principle and 
in practice a pure democracy than has been 
achieved in any other large city in the 
Union. This requires that the people should 
be kept in close touch with city affairs, for 
they are likely at any time to be called 
upon to decide by their vote the most im- 
portant issues of administration. The old 
plan of turning the city over to a set Of 
officers to do with as they please for a stipu- 
lated period of time no longer holds. We 
can, whenever we choose, bring our officials 
to an accounting with the recall, and we 
can, if we see fit, pass upon their work by 
the referendum, or put through designs of 
our own by the initiative. The people are 
no longer silent partners nor deadheads in 
the enterprise, but are active factors, and 
should be treated as such. 

It is a curious fact that many of the 
things for which publicity is most feared 
would be greatly benefited by publicity. 
This aqueduct bond matter is an excellent 
example of the mistakes of the secrecy pol- 
icy. From the moment when the syndicate 
first intimated that they would discontinue 
their purchase of bonds, and would tie up 
the aqueduct work unless they were given 
a three-year option on the power bonds, up 
to a few days ago, the motto of nearly 




i nth in the belief 

nee but for X< USE and 
pedal I » it t the 
im shoe but the 
rattle, rwenty-five hundred 
men were turned off their jobs on the aque- 
duct and the u. irk on that splendid enter- 
all but brought to a standstill, he- 
Mr. Capital is so timid that he dares 
. e a whisper even when he 
pad creeping upon him. The 
moment the matter was brought before the 

. the fact developed, which evei 
knew, that there was plenty of mow 
be had for the asking. The syndicate 
have asked foi that could be more 

favorable to their scheme for bullying the 

city into an abandonment of the power de- 

pment than this policy of silent endur- 
ance. What they had most to fear was 
publicity — publicity that would bring us the 
money we needed and would show up their 

evil purpi 

And. as ii was. this police inflicted a lot 
of utterly unnecessary damage and accom- 
plished no good whatever. 

The present writer happened to be in 
Zinkand's restaurant in San Francisco six 
years ago when that place took fire and 
nearly burned up. The fire worked a lone; 
time in the storage rooms underneath the 
restaurant floor before it was discovered. 
The first symptoms were little wreaths of 
smoke coming through cracks in the walls 
of the eating room and very perceptible heat 
in the floor. People were cominp r in, wait- 
ers were dashing about, the music was play- 
ing and everything was lovely. The pres- 
ent writer's companions called the attention 
of a waiter to the pencils of smoke and to 
tin smell of burning varnish and the heat, 
and suggested that the place might be on 
lire. The man called another waiter, and 
they investigated. Every moment it got 
worse. At last when the smoke was pour- 
ing in they called the head waiter, lie was 
a large serious-looking Frenchman. lie 
frowned on the evident excitement of the 
waiters'. lie regarded the smoke with the 
air of one whi> disapproves but is neverthe- 
less calm. 

"I tell you the place is all on fire." said 
>n< i if the waiters. 

"Sh! Zee cocstomers ! Remember zee 
coostomers. Do not disturb zem like dat." 

"But what shall we do?" 

"1 will see what shall be done. Tint say 
nossing to zee coostomers. Dey must not 
be disturbed." 

He turned and walked away slowly and 
with proper dignity. A few moments later 
the flames burst into the room, firemen tore 
along the floors dragging hose and shout- 
ing, the diners got out of the way as best 
they could, but the head waiter no doubt 
felt that he had done his duty; he had pro- 
tested against any disturbance of the quiet 
and comfort of "zee coostomers." 
4* 4* 4* 

If Theodore Roosevelt goes to Indiana to 
speak for Senator Beveridge, which he has 
promised to do, and he is a man of his word. 
that will just about settle the question of 
whether he returns to America an insur- 
gent or a reactionary. There never was any 
particular doubt about where he stood on 
the main issues; the only question was 
whether he would be able to hold back and 

E> idently 
his place hi out on the tiling line, 

as he has. a- might be expected selected a 
where the battle is the fierci 

A i cial wire. i day 

or two after Mr. Roosevelt's statemei 
this subject, set forth that a number of regu 
lar leaders would see Mr. Roosevelt and 

endeavor to dissuade him on the ground 
that it would tend to widen the breach in 

the party. This view of the case lincides 

with that of Pal/ell, the famous regular Re- 
publican leader of Pennsylvania whom we 
quoted a short time ago. He said, our read- 
ers will remember, that he did not see how 
anj sincere Republican could support Sei 

eridge, and that for his part he would rather 

see a Democrat elected in his place. Bear 
in mind that Beveridge is not now running 

lor a Republican nomination. lie alreadj 
has that by the unanimous vote of his partv 
in the state. His only opponent is a Demo- 
crat, Mr. Kern, late candidate for the Vice 
Presidency. Net when Mr. Roosevelt pro- 
poses to speak in behalf of this regular nomi- 
nee, he is warned that it will widen the 
breach in the party. 

And these "regulars" are the very men 
who put up a deafening roar when any man 
offers to vote as his conscience dictates 
rather than as the leaders of the organiza- 
tion demand. They have taught us the in- 
spiring doctrine that we must vote for a 
yellow dog or the dewil himseli if he is nomi- 
nated by the convention. The entire coun- 
try at one time was filled with empty-headed 
suckers that rejoiced to echo that sentiment. 
We all voted straight and the corporations 
put in the men they needed. But the game 
is played out; and now the impudent hum- 
bugs who worked it on us no longer make 
even a decent pretense of abiding by the 

But most of us would enjoy being present 
when that deputation calls on Theodore to 
warn him not to go to Indiana lest he dis- 
rupt the party. His comments would be 


N\ e have at least one congressional fight 
in this state that is of national importance. 
William Kent will contest with William 
McKinlay for Republican nomination in the 
district that lies north of San Francisco. 
McKinlay is a congressman of the regular 
machine type — votes program, including the 
tariff and Cannon, and plays in with the or- 
ganization crowd in his district. Kent is 
supported by the Lincoln-Roosevelt League 
and by the progressive element in his dis- 
trict, particularly those that are devoted to 
the Roosevelt doctrine of conservation. 

Mr. Kent is the son of a wealthy and well 
known Chicago business man, long since 
deceased but still well remembered in the 
Lake City for- his enterprise and his public 
spirit. After leaving Yale college Kent took 
charge of his father's large property inter- 
ests in Chicago and in California, which lat- 
ter consisted chiefly of a large ranch in the 
northern part of the state. At that time — 
which was about 20 years ago — the Chicago 
city government was in the hands of as un- 
conscionable a set of scoundrels as ever 
looted a treasury or jobbed a franchise. The 
council, which was nearly the whole thing 
in the city government, was made up of half 
a dozen honest men and two or three score 
of free booters known as "Grey Wolves." 
Kent is one of those people who enjoy the 
right end of a tight, and if it happens at 
the same time to be the hard end then he is 
three or four times happy. So he decided 

i" nm f -i i mncil and stand with tin 

est half dozen, lie wa-. elected a whaling 

campaigner i~ Billy Ken i two 

years he certainly made the sparks fly in 
the city council. Naturally that was about 
all he could do with the micri ninor- 

u k of him. 1 le emerged alive and w ith 
nake over the 
mncil of Chicago and make it ho 

it up the Municipal Voters 1 .eagui 

w as its first president. The ns al- 

most laughed themselves into apoplexy at 
the ridiculousness of the thing. After a 

while they quit laughing ami began to curse. 

It only look three or four elections to i|o the 
business. The majority oi the Council was 
honest, and it has staid honest ever since. 
Ask the people of Chicago who did it and 

they name Kent first and then several 

Others, for it was more than any "Me man's 

Kent is now a Californian, a rancher and 
a large land owner in this state and else- 
where. He is a very wealthy man and a 
keen business manager. The most beautiful 
piece of land in his possession was under 
Mount Tamalpais, covered with enormous 
redwoods. This he gave to the National 
Government, to be used as a public park. 
Mr. Roosevelt wished to call it the Kent 

W I. but this did not suit Mr. Kent's ideas 

of propriety and he suggested that it be 
named Mttir Wood, which was heartily 
agreed to by the President, who is a sincere 
admirer of the great naturalist. And every- 
body who knew him said, "Well, if that isn't 
just like Billy Kent." 

Here is a man of deep and genuine convic- 
tions, courageous, independent, forcible, a 
lover of the people and a student of political 
issues. Time out of mind he might have 
been running for office if he had wished 
that kind of thing, but he waited and did His 
citizen duty on the outside. Now he offers 
to serve the people of his district as theii 
representative in congress, and the event 
is regarded by the leader of the conservation 
movement, Gifford Pinchot, as of such na- 
tional importance that he will come out to 
the Coast in order to speak in Mr. Kent's 
behalf. It is to be hoped that the Repub- 
licans of the second district will rise to the 
opportunity that is afforded them. They arc 
in great luck. 


There are railroads familiar to New 
Yorkers that could easily get some money 
for improvements by reducing dividends im- 
properly and unjustifiably advanced. Nor 
would the shares of a road thus sensibly 
conducted suffer long in the market. They 
would ultimately advance in value. — New 
York World. 

About the time that Insurgency wanes. 
Vice President Sherman to the contrary 
notwithstanding, Cannonism will have dis- 
appeared off the face of the earth. — New 
York Press. 

This progressive plan of "letting experts 
make the tariff" does not refer to the kind 
of experts that have been making- the tariff 
heretofore. — Kansas City Star. 

Postal savings banks may aid the people 
toward economy and thrift, although these 
are two virtues to which Congri -- is highly 
indifferent. — Kansas City Star. 

Wall Street gambling seen tame 

beside buying pictures by men a few years 
dead. — New York World. 



<TT HE DATA for this depart- 
^» ment is supplied from the 
statistical bureau of the Munici • 
pal League of Los Angeles, but 
neither that organization nor 
any other has any control over, 
or is in any way responsible for, 
the general policy of PACIFIC 

Places to Sit Down: The question 
of whether to put seats in Central 
Park is part of a larger issue. Seats 
have been taken out of public squares 
in many cities, because experience has 
shown that they are filled most of the 
time with male loafers who will, un- 
less closely watched, insult women 
and girls passing through the park. 
That is one side of it; the other is 
that one of the chief purposes of the 
open breathing spot is destroyed if 
people are not. to sit in it. Possibly 
what our cities are suffering from is 
not too many places to sit down but 
too few. The reason park benches 
are crowded is that there is no other 
place out in the air for people to sit. 
We have a dream of a city of the fu- 
ture that will have a bench or two at 
every corner of the business district. 
It is rather a sad thing to witness 
now on every corner where people 
take the suburban cars — all along 
Main street for example — tired wom- 
en, with children and bundles, stand- 
ing, while they wait perhaps from 
five to twenty minutes for their car. 
Sometimes in their desperation they 
sit on the curb which is dangerous 
and untidy. In smaller cities stores 
are allowed to put out benches bear- 
ing their advertisements. Even that 
is better than nothing. 

Municipal Parade: Once a year, in 
the month of June, Denver holds a 
municipal parade which is designed 
to show the people of that city what 
is done for them by their city govern- 
ment. It is an interesting and inspir- 
ing spectacle that attracts great 
crowds, and, in the opinion of offi- 
cials, does a great deal of good. Los 
Angeles would do well to consider 
the feasibility of establishing some- 
thing of that kind for this city. The 
recent show in Denver took over an 
hour and ten minutes to pass, and 
contained 1800 people, several hun- 
dred horses, many floats, and all kinds 
of street apparatus on wheels. In 
detail the parade contained the fol- 
lowing: Police force in summer uni- 
form, police vehicles, city hall em- 
ployees on foot, city automobiles, 
public baths' display on floats, city 
shops' display on floats, force of en- 
gineering department, inspection 
force, Highway Department em- 
ployees including street cleaners and 
repairers with their equipment, 
sprinklers, dirt wagons, washing wag- 
ons, playgrounds floats, park depart- 
ment display, including wild animals, 
health department, fire department. 

Multiplying Organizations: A new. 
organization has just started having 
for its object to bring conventions 
and various kinds of public gather- 
ings to Los Angeles. This is a 
worthy enough purpose: but one is 
moved to wonder why there should 
he a special organization. Wherein 
have the Chamber of 'Commerce and 
the Merchants' Association failed to 
do their duty in this regard? There 
is a natural tendency on the part of 
those who have what they think is a 

new idea to get up a special organiza- 
tion to carry it out. Usually the work 
could be done better ana at vastly 
less expense through some existing 
concern whose machinery is already 
in action. Since the Municipal 
League came into existence nine years 
ago, there have been half-a-dozen or 
more civic concerns of one kind or 
another started to cover either the 
same field or some portion of the 
same field, but they have all faded 
away. Nothing is to be gained and 
always something is lost by the dup- 
lication of machinery. 

A City That is a Joke: Its name is 
Paw tucket, Rhode Island, and it is 
one of the worst governed cities in 
the United States — has the dirtiest 
streets, the highest taxes, the poorest 
public buildings, the most horrible 
slums, the lowest standards of civic 
decency. It is a city whose affairs 
are owned by a small clique of politi- 
cians, lieutenants of Aldrich, and 
wheels in the abominable machine 
that sent that cheap ward boss into 
the United States Senate where he 
has grown to be enormously rich. 
Pawtucket has a property qualifica- 
tion so arranged as to allow its Board 
of Assessors to register for . voting 
those who they know will vote right. 
The arrangement is a cinch from 
which there is no escape. Most of 
Mr. Aldrich's rotten borough is 
rigged up in some such fashion. 

Gift for San Francisco: Ignatz 
Steinhart, a banker of San Francisco, 
has given that city $40,000 to be used 
in building an aquarium in Golden 
Gate Park. Few cities in the Union 
have had more gifts from citizens 
than San Francisco and few have had 
less than Los Angeles. Why is it? 
Each time a millionaire passes away 
we look in vain in his will for any- 
thing of a public character. Yet we 
do not lack public-spirited men. 
Some of these prefer to do things 
while they are still with us; but the 
city's benefactions to date do not 
compare favorably with other places 
of this size. 

Captain Dixon's Discharge: It may 
be, as Captain Dixon claims, that he 
was "jobbed" and that his discharge 
was the result of politics but if so it 
was a most amazingly complete and 
perfect piece of deception for it im- 
posed on the Mayor and all of the 
other commissioners and on the gen- 
eral public as well, and certainly a 
majority of the commissioners and a 
large* part of the public were in the 
beginning favorable to Dixon. How- 
ever he is out now, and it is to be 
hoped that we shall have peace and 
quiet in the department and attention 
to business. 

Mayor's Cabinet: Mayor Brown of 
Kansas City has a program of large 
undertakings laid out for him, and 
has called together a cabinet of city 
officials and citizens to meet regular- 
ly and consider w : hat can be done to 
forward the work. Among these en- 
terprises are: To derm up the city, 
to bring the utility corporations to a 
stricter compliance with their obliga- 
tions, to work out a plan for com- 
bining every kind of city inspection 
under one head, to get a new union 
station, to effect cohesion and unity 
among the various departments. 

Water Going Up: The price of 
water when served by private com- 
panies show; a disposition to follow 
the price of the general cost of living. 
A chain of suburbs around Philadel- 
phia are supplied with water by a pri- 

vate company which recently an- 
nounced an increase of nearly 100 
per cent. Rows, lawsuits and pretty 
nearly riots have resulted. 

Safe and Sane Fourth: Most of the 
large cities of the Union had a fire- 
crackerless Fourth, and the universal 
report is that everybody is- better 
satisfied. Some places actually de- 
clare that the small boys expressed 
themselves as preferring the new kind 
of Fourth to the- old. This, however, 
we respectfully decline to believe. 

Kerb Stone Shower Baths: Minneo- 
polis .is planning to put in corner 
shower baths in the congested dis- 
tricts to be used on hot days by the 
small boys. The committee of coun- 
cil having the matter in hand were 
given a demonstration on a recent 
hot day. No difficulty was experi- 
enced in finding plenty of boys anx- 
ious to stand under the shower. 

City Hall Made to Fit: Des Moines 
is building a City Hall, and it has 
adopted an interior plan that will fit 
the commission system under which 
that city is governed. Instead of cut- 
ting the two lower floors up into sep- 
arate rooms, the whole space is left 
open and merely railed in for the va- 
rious users. This is held to typify the 
unity of the city government. 

Milwaukee Has Typhoid: In addi- 
tion to the shock of finding itself un- 
der socialist administration Milwau- 
kee now has to face a typhoid epi- 
demic due, it is believed, to the use 
of unfiltered lake water. No doubt 
the conservative newspapers will fig- 
ure it out that the socialists are to 

Investigating Street Car and Tele- 
phone Rates: Kansas City now has a 
Public Utilities Commission and it is 
beginning upon an investigation into 
the physical properties owned by the 
street car and telephone companies 
with a view to ascertaining the justice 
of the rates now charged by those 

Cost of Election: Denver is a smaller 
city than Los Angeles, but we note 
from "Municipal Facts," the official 
paper of the Colorado city, that the 
election held on May 17th, which was 
a general city election at which vari- 
ous propositions were submitted, cost 
over $56,000. A city election with us 
rarely costs over $16,000. 

Let There Be Light: There is such 
an amazing number of these "best- 
lighted-city-in-the-world" places that 
it is quite a relief to learn that a com- 
mittee appointed to study the street 
light problem in Augusta, Georgia, re- 
ports an opinion that they have the 
worst lighted city in the world. 

Opening Up- Washington: An 

appropriation of $3,600,000 w^as put 
in the sundry civil bill this year for 
the purchase of 15 blocks of various 
sizes in the nation's capital lying be- 
tween the Union Depot and the head 
of Pennsylvania avenue. This in- 
cludes all the squares fronting on the 

Teaching Good Health: The Board 
of Health of Columbus, Ohio, hold 
that it is part of their function to in- 
struct people in the best w-ays to 
keep well. They issne bulletins of 
advice on sleeping and eating and 
such every day matters. 

brated the opening of a system of 
mountain highways, which they be- 
lieve are destined to bring fame to the 
state and attract tourists, as do the 
famous mountain roads of Switzer- 
land, France and Italy. 

Special Commissioner on Cities: 

Mayor Seidel of Milwaukee (Social- 
ist) has appointed a special commis- 
sion to gather information for the use 
of the city government. He is to 
travel all over the world studying 
cities, particularly with respect to 
public utilities. 

Lessons in Cleanliness: Next Sep- 
tember Mexico is to celebrate the 
100th anniversary of its independence, 
and in order to help the poor people 
of Mexico City to cultivate habits of 
cleanliness free baths, free washtubs 
and free barbers have been estab- 

Lighting Standards of Concrete: 

Two hundred and fifty lighting stand- 
ards of concrete have been erected 
along the boulevard by Lincoln Park 
in Chicago. This is more economical 
than iron and wears better and looks 
better than wood. 

New Refuse Incinerator: Milwaukee 
has just completed a garbage and 
refuse incinerator at a cost of $235;00O. 
It was guaranteed to dispose of 300 
tons of stuff every. 24 hours without 
odor, and the tests showed that it 
would go 26 tons better than that. 

Wear on Paved Streets: Trenton, 
New Jersey, has adopted an ordinance 
forbidding drivers of trucks from run- 
ning with one wheel in the street car 
track and the other on the pavement, 
which soon wears a deep rut. 

Fire Bugs: New Haven, Connecti- 
cut, is suffering from a gang of in- 
cendiaries who seem bent on burning 
up the business part of the city. The 
police are hunting the miscreants with 

Brick Residences: Denver seems to 
be having a building boom. Its rec- • 
ord for June is $1,427,000. Tne first 
item in the list is a peculiar on» from 
the Los Angeles point of view. It is 
133 brick residences costing $339,000. 

Limited Height of Buildings: Wash- 
ington now has a law limiting the 
.height of its buildings to 130 feet, ex- 
cept for a region of about a mile 
where 160 feet is allowed. 

Extensive Oiling: Portland, Ore- 
gon, has just finished oiling all its 
principal unpaved streets, a total of 
165 miles, at a cost of $26,000. It 
will use oil this season instead of 
water sprinkling. 

Impure Ice Cream: An analysis of 
samples of peddlers' ice cream by the 
city bacteriologist of Wilmington, 
Delaware, showed that most of them 
contained coloring matter and any 
number of microbes. 

New Fire Alarm System: New 
York City is spending $2,200,000 in 
overhauling and renewing and im- 
proving its fire alarm system. Most 
of the wires are being put in con- 
duits underground. 

Great Mountain Road: Last month 
the people of Colorado formally cele- 

Gifford Finchot: Says: "The brand 
of politics served out to us by the 
professional politician has been com- 
posed largely of hot meals for the in- 
terests and hot air for the people." 



Polytechnic High School Graduates 

Entertain City Club at Weekly 


"I wish that a certain citizen of 
re here to voice his 
approval of these senti- 
ments." said President Finlayson of 
the City Club last Saturday when 
George K. Hettinger, one of the 
• 1 sat down after a splen- 
did address. "And I want to thank 
Mr. Bettinger, on behalf of the club, 
for bringing home a stronger realiza- 
tion of what is being done, through 
the playground, to advance the cause 
of citizenship." 

Speakers programed for the lunch- 
eon were Miss Marie Clarke, who 
spoke on "The Housing of the Poor 
in Los Angeles," and Mr. Bettinger, 
whose topic was "The Playground 
and its Mission to the American Peo- 
ple." Both the speakers have gradu- 
ated from the Polytechnic high school 
and the orations delivered were those 
given at the recent school exercises. 
"In the course of nations, from 
absolutism to democracy, the sphere 
of woman has vastly increased," said 
Mr. Finlayson, commenting on Miss 
Clarke's speech, "where in a mon- 
archy woman has been a mere play- 
thing, in the democracy she is tak- 
ing her proper place. This does not 
mean equal suffrage, but indicates a 
more vital interest, on the part of 
woman, in the human family. 

"We cannot have wholesome citi- 
zenship unless the nation is sound, 
physically and morally, and it gives 
one a great sense of satisfaction to 
know that the class of women now 
stepping on the stage of action, to 
share in the control of our country, is 
typified by the young woman who has 
addressed us today." 
The Housing of the Poor in Los 
Miss Clark spoke as follows: 
"Los Angeles has been called the 
'City of Homes' and the 'City With- 
out a Tenement.' This latter is true, 
strictly speaking, for we have none of 
those many-storied human beehives 
which menace the lives of their in- 
h -i li i In nt s in oilier cities: but unfortu- 
nately we have a few dwellings for 
the poor which take the place of the 
tenement houses and that are char- 
acteristic of this part of the country. 
These are the 'Courts.' Although 
there are far too many courts there 
are not nearly so many as there would 
be if it were not so easy for the peo- 
ple of Los Angeles to buy homes for 

Unjust Treatment of Foreign Poor 
"Nearly all of the thrifty Ameri- 
cans and the better class of immi- 
grants now own their own homes. In 
fact, one of the most noticeable fea- 
tures of the Courts is that the in- 
habitants are of the class of for- 
eigners that come into this country 
as contract laborers. They come here 
penniless, credit is offered them at the 
stores controlled hv the company. 
they buv goods before they have 
earned their wages and are charged 
such exorbitant prices that when the 
amount of the indebtedness is sub- 

ing li they arc unabl 

live in better circumstances or to buy 

ti the cash 
payment pi: 

Work of the Housing Commission 
"T! Corn- 


to improve the conditions in 
courts. The commission consists of 
time members appointed by the 
mayor and two experts hired by the 
city. These experts. Jlr- Jol 
Yon Wagner and Mr. Carrizosa, go 
in and out of the homes ol 
nle finding OUl what is needed, either 
in the way of sanitary devices nr of 
food, clothing or nursing. They at- 
tend to such cases as they can per- 
sonally and the rest they report to 
other organizations such as the Asso- 
ciated Charities, the Bethlehem "In- 
stitute, and the County Hospital. 
The Housing Commission must ap- 
nrove of all plans for new buildings 
in the city and has the power to de- 
mand the tearing dowm of any old 
buildings which it considers danger- 
ous. The remarkable work accom- 
nlished since the organization of the 
Housing Commission trives us reason 
to hope that in time it may bring 
about the total abolition of slums in 
I. os Angeles. 

Court Dwellers Decreasing 

"But even now the court-dwellers 
are in the minority: the majority of 
the poor people in Los Angeles are 
their own masters and find it better 
to buy homes upon the installment 
plan and to pay additional car fare, 
than to rent closer in town. 

"If people could realize what 'One 
dollar down and one dollar per week' 
has meant to the development of Los 
Anceles, they would cease to laugh 
at the people who live in Watts. The 
real significance of that oft laughed at 
phrase is forcihlv brought before one 
as he realizes that the people now 
living in such communities would he 
living in courts or tenements if the 
easv pavment system of buying homes 
were not open to them. 

Deeper Interest in Home Life 

"These people take such an inter- 
est in their homes. Very soon they 
produce enough vegetables and poul- 
try to supply the family table, and if 
the family is especially thrifty a cow 
will be bought which more than pays 
her way by the surplus milk sold to 
neighboring families. 

"Thus the little children wdio would 
otherwise have lived in damp, filthy 
courts, and have eaten stale refuse 
from the markets or garbage cans, are 
provided with space to play in, plenty 
of California sunshine, and fresh 
vegetables and milk. A child brought 
up under these conditions stands 
twice as good chance of becoming a 
healthy man and a desirable citizen as 
does the child brought up under the 
necessarily unwdiolesome and de- 
moralizing influences of the courts. 

"On the woman, too, is the good of 
this system demonstrated. It is an 
incentive for her to keep her house 
clean when she realizes that any harm 
done to it is harm done directly to her 
as its owner. She vies with her neigh- 
bors in raising more beautiful flow-ers 
than they do, in producing better 
vegetables or finer chickens. She 
goes out into the open air. She sees 
tilings in a broader way, and loses 
her petty cranky habits. As for hu- 
man companionship, under no condi- 
tions docs true neighborliness thrive 
so well as under these. 

Makes for Better Citizenship 
"The mere feeling of possession of 

and a ha| 
man li makes him more willii 
al^tain from intemperance in 

that 1; 


home, li makes him love his family 
hi tier I ej arc all happn r, it 

makes him l->. his neighbi 

ith him are Striving 
for the same things. It makes him 
love his employ 

cause he knows he is 

"Thesi re tin- things which make 

l os Vngcb - nol .1 '1 itj oi 1 < nen 
hut a 'City of I tomes 

The Playground and Its Mission to 
the American People 
Following was Mr, Bettinger's ad- 

"W'lun Josiah Strong said, 'The 

universal impulse to play is a divine- 
ly ordered thing, if God gives the in- 
stinct, man ought to provide the play- 
ground,' he struck the keynote of a 
wave of feeling that is sweeping over 
the country in favor of the play- 

"Even hack as far as the time of 
Plato great philosophers understood 
the necessity for children to play un- 
der good conditions. Plato himself 
said, 'The play of children has the 
mightiest influence on the mainten- 
ance or the non-maintenance of laws.' 
He understood that law of human life 
which so many have failed to under- 
stand since, that if the children of a 
nation do not play in the right en- 
vironments, the race will deteriorate 
into a mere shadow of its former 
greatness, for in seeking to find an 
outlet for the inherent instinct to 
play, the boy goes on the street. 
Here he is not in his proper sur- 
roundings and his ideas, instead of be- 
ing uplifted, turn to mean thoughts 
and actions. On the street the boy 
has no place to give vent to his nat- 
ural feelings and in attempting to do 
so he trespasses on the people of the 
community, breaks the ordinances of 
the city, and gets into the clutches of 
the law. Here he is booked as a 
vicious criminal, wdien in truth he is 
only a natural boy. 

Playground Teaches Obedience 

"The. playground ean not be ex- 
celled as an instrument in clearing 
the streets of boys and girls and fur- 
nishing them with a place to spend 
their leisure hours. The lessons 
learned here do more toward making 
good citizens of boys than any num- 
ber of lectures or books can do. 
These lessons of law and order are 
imbibed as the boy goes about his 
play. They become a part of him and 
he obtains the true essential ideas of 
good citizenship. An incident that 
happened in Los Angeles, will show 
the efficiency of the playground in 
taking the boys off the streets. In a 
certain part of this city it had been 
the custom of the police department 
to put on two extra officers when the 
summer vacation of the schools be- 
gan. This was necessary because it 
did not take long for the children to 
get into mischief. The year that the 
playground was opened, the force of 
officers was increased as usual, but 
much to the surprise of the police 
they were not needed and were re- 
moved in less than two weeks. This 
was made possible by the play- 
ground. The children went there in- 
stead of loafing around the streets 
and getting into trouble. 

Judge Ben B. Lindsay of Denver, 
probably the best authority on child 
nature, speaking in regard to the re- 
duction of crime among boys, 
'In dealing with the -<-oblem of crime 
in youth, we shall make progress just 
in proportion as we appreciate the 
absurdity of limiting our remedies to 



— jii 101.' 1 1 

Leading Clothiers (INC* 

437-439-441-443 South Spring 
Between Fourth and Fifth Streets*. 





So.Bhoadwav *£%&£%&&* So.H.u. Striii 

Pre- Inventory 

Now going on 

THIS -interesting event 
for economical shop- 
p e r s is presenting 
many inducements to save 
money, as all broken assort- 
ments, odds and ends, and 
discontinued numbers have 
been reduced in price to ef- 
fect a rapid and complete 
clearance before invoicing. 

Our Sale Prices 
make money for 
our patrons and 
friends for the 

Early buyers always 
secure first choice. 


literally crowding him off the earth. 
We have no right to deny him his 
heritage, but that is just what we are 
doing in nearly every large city of 
the nation and he is hitting back and 
hitting hard when he does not mean 
to, while we vaguely understand and 
stupidly punish him for his crime. 
Why shouldn't he rebel? The amaz- 
ing thing is that he is not worse than 
he is.' 

Wide Scope of the Playground 

"Los Angeles has awakened to tl e 
value of the playground and she now 
supports several vacation grounds, 
besides seven regular city grounds, 
Of these the Violet street is probably 
the ideal one. It was first opened 
June 16, 1905, and the public has ac- 
cess to it every day. It has large 
athletic grounds for baseball, tennis, 
basketball, swings, showers and other 
apparatus that goes with good vigor- 
ous exercise. The directors look out 
for the welfare of the children, organ- 
ize and coach their teams and see 
that the smaller children are happy. 
The mental side as well as the phy- 
sical is taken care of. A branch of 
the public library has been estab- 
lished there and is open to the gen- 
eral public. Clubs have been organ- 
ized in the library and all who wish 
can join. There is also the club- 
house where the children can spend 
the day quietly. Literary societies 
have been formed and they give en- 
tertainments in the club-house. 

"But the work of the playground is 
handicapped by the lack of funds and 
competent directors. What is needed 
to overcome these difficulties is the 
hearty support of the people. 

"It has been predicted that ten years 
after the Panama Canal is opened 
Los Angeles will have a population of 
one million. 

"This great influx of persons to the 
Pacific Coast will fill Los Angeles 
with hundreds upon hundreds of 
aliens who will come with a limited 
knowledge of our government and 
with incorrect ideas about our laws. 
Because of their suppression in the 
old country they will run to license 
when given freedom here unless 
taught differently. 

Benefit in Solution of Immigration 

"The playground is. a corrective for 
their mistaken ideas. It is true that 
little can be done for the adults ex- 
cept through the medium of the law 
but the younger generation can be 
taken care of by the two agencies, the 
public school and the playground and 
shaped in to good citizens. 

"Heretofore we have depended 
upon the school to do this work but 
experience has taught us that the 
school must work in conjunction with 
the playground to obtain the best re- 

Present Accommodations Inadequate 
"Our playgrounds are hardly ade- 
quate to accommodate all who wish 
to frequent them at the present time 
and Los Angeles must make further 
provision for the thousands that will 
come with the growth of the city. 

"Some day in the near future every 
school community should have a play- 
ground of its own, a place where 
the children can go and play without 
trespassing on the property of other 

"Then the mother will know where 
her children are and can be contented 
knowing that they are in good en- 
vironments. Then our race will be- 
come stronger and wiser, and better 
men and women will be produced, for 
as Robert Louis Stevenson has said: 
" 'Happy hearts and happy faces, 
Happy play in grassy places; 
That was how in ancient ages, 
Children grew to kings and sages.' " 



"Well, T mortgaged my home yes- 
terday/' "What make of auto are you 
going to get?" — Houston Post. 

Following is the annual message of 
the Mayor which was sent to the 
Council on Tuesday, 12th inst. : 

July 11, 1910. 
To the Honorable, 

The iCity Council. 

"In this, my annual report for the 
fiscal year 1909-1910, I wish first to 
express my appreciation of the work 
of the various commissions. Los An- 
geles is to be congratulated upon the 
fact that so many of her best and 
most; capable citizens, without com- 
pensation and without hope of re- 
ward other than the approval of their 
own consciences, patriotically have 
consented to serve upon these com- 
missions. All the members of the 
various commissions, except the presi- 
dent of the Board of Water Commis- 
sioners, serve without pay. The work 
of most of these commissions is hard, 
and at times requires the commis- 
sioners to devote many hours per 
week of their valuable time to the 
service of the city. It gives me pleas- 
ure to commend the splendid con- 
scientious work that most of these 
commissioners are doing; and I con- 
sider it an honor to work with them. 
As each department is required by 
the charter to make a separate report, 
it remains for the Mayor merely to 
present in a condensed form some- 
thing of what has been accomplished 
by the city during the past year. 

"We have abolished 11 or 12 posi- 
tions, the holders of which either per- 
formed no services or performed ser- 
vices that could as well be performed 
by other employees of the city. 

"The bad element in the police de- 
partment is being gradually weeded 
out more than 50 men having retired 
from the department in the last year, 
most of them for cause. 

"Extravagant expenditures for real 
estate for fire engine house sites have 
■been stopped, in one instance the fire 
commission saving on one lot the 
sum of $12,500. 

"We have created a board of pub- 
lic Utilities. One of the most im- 
portant things accomplished by that 
board is a reduction in the electric 
light rates. Its work in securing data 
as to the physical value of the prop- 
erties of the public utility corpora- 
tions will be of great value to the 
city in the fixing of proper rates and 
in the regulation of these corpora- 

"The political power of the brew- 
eries over the liquor dealers has been 
weakened, and the grip of the loan 
sharks on city employees has been 
loosened. The day laborers are now 
paid by the week instead of by the 

"The cost of collection of taxes has 
been reduced nearly 20% and the li- 
cense taxes are more thoroughly and 
more promptly collected than ever 
before in the historv of the city. 

"We are facing a crisis in the aque- 
duct enternrise. A bond syndicate 
has an option on the aqueduct bonds, 
by the terms of which the city has 
agreed to sell to it the anueduct 
bonds in annual options of $4,896,000. 
deliverable in installments of $816,000 
substantiallv every 60 davs until the 
remaining bonds are sold, the bonds 
to be taken at nar, accrued interest 
and a premium of one-half of one per 
cent until February 1. 1912, and there- 
after at Dar. accrued interest and one 
per cent nremium. This is a mere 
notion and does not comoel them to 
buv. The work progressing more 
rapidly than estimated, the syndicate 
accented bonds faster than required 
by the schedule. The contract does 

not contemplate such advance de- 
liveries, and the action of the syndi- 
cate in taking them ahead ot the 
schedule was purely voluntary on its 
part and without prejudice to the 
right of the city to require the syndi- 
cate also to conform to the scheme of 
bi-monthly deliveries specified in the 
contract; but the syndicate claims 
that it cannot be compelled to take 
any more bonds before December 1st 
next. The city has given notice to 
the syndicate to make the payment 
scheduled for August 1st, and in the 
meantime the work on the aqueduct 
has of necessity, been retarded. 

"We recently have voted $3,500,000 
for the establishment of the aqueduct 
power system. Two million two hun- 
dred thousand dollars will build 
one unit of this system, with 
a transmission ' line to the 
city capable of carrying nearly 

all the power that can be developed 
along the aqueduct, which is con- 
servatively estimated to be 120,000 
horse power. This unit will develop 
a peak load of 30,000 horse power or 
an average load of 16,000 horse power, 
which is 50% more than all the elec- 
tricity used in the city at the present 
time, other than that used by the rail- 
ways. If we develop but one unit at 
this time, we. will have $1,300,000 to 
be applied towards a distributing 
plant in the city. 

"We have also voted $3,000,000 of 
bonds for harbor development. Sev- 
eral members of the bond syndicate 
have a large interest in the stocks and 
bonds of the local light and power 
companies. It is safe to assume that 
the old fight of the Southern Pacific 
against the free harbor at San Pedro 
will extend to the sale of the harbor 
bonds and that the influence of that 
corporation in financial circles will 
be" used against the sale of those 

"The above facts should be borne in 
mind in considering the following pro- 
posals which have been made by the 
bond syndicate in response to the 



Our new 'building at 446-448 South Broadway is now well under way. 
We .have contracted for sufficient new stock to completely fill it upon 
its completion. Our present immense assortment of Pianos, Player 
Pianos, and other high grade Musical Instruments must, therefore, be 
sold. They have been heavily discounted and will be offered at prices 
that would compel attention anywhere in the United States. If you 
expect to buy a Piano or Piano Player, visit our sihow rooms. You will 
find this the opportunity of a life time to secure standard makes at re- 
duced prices. 

/^1__ T T>* 1,-,_1 f1_ Steinway, Cecilian and Victor Dealers 

i*eo. j . oirKei lo. 345-347 s. spring st. 

j£? FOR SALE uzr 

This beautiful home situated on Hobart Boulevard near Sixth St., No. 
525. East front, lot 60 x 150, nine conveniently arranged rooms and 
large reception hall, hardwood floors throughout, all outside clothes 
closets, elegant fixtures and beautifully finished woodwork, large bath, 
sleeping porch, furnace and furnace room, Ruud heater, large finished 
cellar, a strictly modern, up-to-date home, with all conveniences. Was 
built by owner, day labor. 

This home is offered at $10,500.00, and is a bargain. Terms $3000.00 
cash, balance can be arranged to suit convenience of buyer. Apply to 
owner, at above address. 



per month In 
• kit (.iking 

i mi' 
•ur taking the bonds 
my additional ; 

-lit to take .uliii- 

any time when and 

sire earlier than the 

montl ' specified in .Mir con- 

at par and interest; and, a? a 

further consideration, we are to have 

the right for three year* to take any 

or all of the Tower and Harbor Im- 

Is at four and a half, 

at one hundred and interest, in such 

amounts and at such times as we may 

'We take at once two million 
i'd dollars from which 
•he cit; iurchase nine hundred 

I 1 02 T j . anil interest, 
and if we desire. femr hundred thous- 
and additional in November, the city 
iw down the work as much as 
ble until market will permit our 
marketing bonds in large amounts. 
In consideration of our taking bonds 
at this time in advance of agreement 
under the contract, our taking the 
bonds is not to be considered as ex- 
ercising our option on any additional 
bonds but to give us the right to take 
additional bonds at any time when 
and as we may desire earlier than the 
monthly dates specified in the con- 
tract at par and interest; and, as a 
further consideration, we are to have 
the right for three years to take any 
and all of the Power and Harbor Im- 
■provement bonds at four and one- 
h.-ilfs. at par and interest, in such 
amounts and at such times as we may 

3. "'We to have option on Power 
and Harbor Bonds for three years at 
par. We agree to sell sinking fund 
nine hundred thousand dollar bonds 

ur asking price; proceeds to be 
1 immediately thus giving sinking 
fund an opportunity to earn interest 
at once. We In buy five hundred and 
tin thousand dollars' firm and to ac- 
cept delivery of same as fast as sold 
by U-. but not later than the date on 
which city will need the money after 
'in tiding the nine hundred thousand 
dollars proceeds from sale to the 
sinking fund. Contract to be modi- 
fied so that future deliveries shall be 
made at our option, on or before 
dates mentioned in our Resent con- 
tract: we to use our best endeavors 
to keep the city supplied with funds. 
Contract to be modified so that all 
deliveries be made at par and inter- 

4. "'All Future aqueduct bonds at 
par City invests all sinking fund, in- 
cluding fall collections, at one liun- 
dred and three. Syndicate purchase 
one million three hundred and fifty 
thousand, including their December 
payment, in monthly installments be- 
tween now and February, without ob- 
ligation for further purchases. City 
not to offer any power or harbor 
bonds for one year.' 

"Propositions 1, 2 and 3 enable the 
bond syndicate to prevent the sale of 
the power and harbor bonds for three 
years, and at the end of that time it 
could refuse to take any bonds: and 
also enables it to tie up the city's 
sinking fund, so that it cannot he 
used for the purchase of power or 
harbor bonds. Those propositions 
also provide for a reduction in the 
purchase price to par and interest ac- 
crued, which would mean a loss to 
the city of about $100,000 The fact 
that the syndicate asks the city to 
ourchase at 2 T A or 3 per cent premium 
indicates that they believe the bonds 

worth that amount on the in. li- 
pt that the city would be 
thhold its harbor and 


orabU noua- 

the situation, Cur light 

Onlj begun, .mil in 
addition to it we have on our hands 
a tight against the power tru>t of the 
United must not for- 

get what it inc. in- to have a city of 
the size ami standing of Los An- 
geles point the way In ninin 
ownership of power and 'lighting .-ys- 

"lf we stand firm and show the 
bond syndicate that, if necessary, \\ ■■ 
can finance rprises without 

it- help, there is -till a slight hope 
that it may be induced to comply with 
ption and provide lite funds so 
much needed at this time. 

"The attitude of the syndicate and 
their evident purpose to coerce the 
city arc made more clear by the fuel 
that, while the syndicate, under the 
pretense that the bond market docs 
not justify it. refuses to take any 
more bonds at present, other financial 
institutions are eager to purchase 
outright a million or more bonds im- 
mediately; but the syndicate so far 
has refused to release that amount 
from its option. 

"l"nclcr the circumstances, it be- 
hooves us to consider what steps we 
may take in the probable event of 
the bond syndicate refusing to take 
more of the bonds. 

"To continue the building of the 
aqueduct at the rate at which it 
should he built we must raise, in 
addition to our sinking fund and the 
funds in sight, at least $2,000,000 to 
be used between now and the first of 
next February; and we should secure 
subscriptions for at least another two 
millions, payable February 1, 1911, to 
tide us over in the event that the 
syndicate then abandons its option. 

"I understand that two insurance 
companies have offered to buy a half 
a million dollars of the bonds each. 
Your finance committee should and 
probably already have, taken up the 
matter with these companies to see 
whether or not they can be induced 
to buy the bonds subject to the op- 
tion of the bond syndicate. 

"Los Angeles by her wonderful 
growth and prosperity has made her 
banks wealthy. These institutions 
undoubtedly would gladlv come for- 
ward in this, the City's time of need, 
with subscriptions amounting to at 
least two million dollars. I under- 
stand your finance committee is now 
working on this proposition, and 
also is giving attention to the offers 
of other big institutions and of our 

Social Clubs 
"We are receiving many complaints 
about the selling of liquor by so- 
called social clubs. These places 
operate under a state charter, and un- 
der the present ordinances there 
seems to be no wav to regulate them. 
T would respectfully urge your hon- 
orable body to immediatelv provide 
some means for regulating such 
places, as undoubtedly this is one of 
the greatest evils we have to con- 
tend with. 

City Garage 
"The City now has a good many 
automobiles and motor cycles. The 
expense of keeping these machines in 
p>ood running order is very large. 
Our aqueduct denartment has found 
it to be '-ery profitable to do_ its own 
automobile repairing. Believing it to 
be in the interests of economy and 
efficiencv. T would resoectfullv recom- 
mend that vour honorable body es- 
tablish a city garage and automobile 
repair shoo. 

Portable Voting Booths 
"ff everv qualified elector voted at 
everv election, and took sufficient in- 
terest in his country's affairs to keep 

For $350 

can you find piano quality 
equal to the 

Fairbanks Piano 

If you're not acquainted with it — be 
sure you hear and try it before yon 
buy. Buy this and other pianos here 
on very easy terms. 

A Victor on your Vacation will bring added joy and pleasure- 
All the Victors are here- $10-15-25 up-terms. 

Southern California Music Co. 

The House of Musical Quality 
332-334 So. Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal. 



We are prepared to do Candidates' 
Printing with or without the Union 
Label. Prices lowest, consistent with 
Good Work. 


A. M DUNN, President 

Main 1566 F- 1 853 837 S. Spring Street 

posted and to vote intelligently, good 
government would be assured. Un- 
fortunately at most of our elections 
but a small percentage of the regis- 
tered vote is polled. One reason for 
this is the difficulty the voter has in 
locating his voting place. In many 
of the precincts the polling place is 
seldom located for two consecutive 
elections in the same place. I be- 
lieve it would be well worth while to 
consider the feasibility of acquiring 
portable polling houses, which can be 
set up in the street. The rents saved 
in this manner would soon pay for 
the houses; and the houses always 
could be located in the same place. 
Reine located in the street, they 
would be the more conspicuous and 
the more easily found by the voter. 
T understand that such portable vot- 
ing houses are used in San Francisco 
and other cities. 

"'Respectfully submitted, 
"George Alexander. Mayor." 

Committee, and that on "Portable 
Vending Booths" to the Supply Com- 

m it tee. 




At the regular weekly luncheon to 
he held at the Westminster tJotel 
today (Saturday ) at 12:15 |>. in. ,\l r. 
Max Popper of San Francisco will 
speak on "Reminiscences of the 
Southern Pacific in Polities." 

That portion of the message refer- 
ring to "Bunds" was referred to a 
special committee, heretofore ap- 
pointed by Council. The "Social 
Clubs" section, to the Public Welfare 
Committee. "City Garage" to Lain] 

The Dentist's Joke 

At a recent dinner of the Authors' 
club in London to Owen Seaman, 1 lie 
editor of Punch, Walter Emanuel, an- 
other member of the staff of Punch, re- 
ferred to the fact that the man with 
the largest sense of humor he had 
struck was an Englishman — a dentist. 

He went to him suffering long with 
a toothache. He refused to have gas, 
and the dentist pulled out a tooth, 
ing him writhing in pain, and took the 
tooth to the window, where lie la! . 
<|iiite heartily. 

Emanuel groaned, "What's 
j o k e " J ' ' 

"Wrong tooth," said the dentist. — 
Buffalo Commercial. 


Self- Government 
The Issue 

Judge Wilbur Warns Voters of the 
Importance of the Primary Law 

In an interview given in the San 
Francisco Bulletin recently, Jui'ge 
Curtis D. Wilbur, Lincoln-Roosevelt 
candidate for the Republican nomina- 
tion for Associate Justice of the Su- 
preme Court, said: 

"If the people of California do not 
make use of the primary law on Au- 
gust 16th to nominate men who will 
represent them and not selfish inter- 
ests, they will find themselves deprived 
of the right of direct nomination by 
the time the next election rolls 

"The great question to be deter- 
mined at the coming primaries," he 
declared, "is whether the people de- 
sire to govern themselves or to de- 
liver themselves, bound hand and 
foot, to those selfish interests that 
day and night, year in and year out, 
plan and plot to secure for themselves 
the rights and privileges to which 
they are not entitled. The great ques- 
tion is whether or not those chosen 
by the people shall represent the peo- 

Discussing the possibility of rever- 
sion to the old convention system, 
Judge Wilbur said: 

"The direct primary law has intro- 
duced into politics a factor so com- 
plex that men familiar with the old 
system of bartering and trading in 
conventions find themselves utterly at 
a loss. While the convention plan 
theoretically meant that a group of 
representatives met for the purpose 
of nominating a ticket, by usage and 
custom it had come to mean some- 
thing very different. In order to se- 
cure a place upon the ticket judges 
were required to 'bring in their home 
delegation.' And it is weli to inquire 
into the significance of this expres- 
sion. No one would specially com- 
plain that a man's friends and his 
neighbors should vote for him in con- 
vention, but to really 'bring in a dele- 
gation' meant that the judge, whose 
conscience alone should control his 
own judicial acts, should ask of these 
same friends and neighbors that they 
should surrender into his keeping their 
political conscience and authorize 
him, without their knowledge or con- 
sent, to assign and transfer that asset 
to the boss manipulator making up 
the program. This plan reduced the 
representative delegate in the conven- 
tion to the level of a mere counter in 
the political game. It not only in- 
volved the delegate in the proposi- 
tion that in assenting to the nomina- 
tion of his judicial candidate he would 
support other men, no matter how 
unfit, for other judicial, legislative or 
executive offices, but meant that the 
judge himself must necessarily bind 
himself and his friends to the support 
of other judges or officers, known by 
him to be unfit. In other words, the 
system of conventions ultimately re- 
sulted in every pledged delegate and 
every nominated candidate surrender- 
ing his conscience and his vote to the 
political boss, without question as to 
whether that power was exercised for 
good or bad. 

Interests Menace Country 

"Unless the people avail themselves 
of the opportunity to nominate men 
to represent them and not selfish in- 
terests there will be no more direct 

"The great difficultv in politics is 
that we alwavs have had and always 
will have selfish interests seeking to 
gain advantage for themselves at the 
expense of the Dockets and morals 
of the people and seeking to achieve 
political success and advantage with- 

out regard for the welfare of the 
country or the cause of self-govern- 

"Such selfish interests during the 
early years of the 'Civil War gave to 
the soldiers who offered their lives 
for their country shoddy uniforms 
which melted with the first rain. 
These same selfish interests have giv- 
en to the people a stone when they 
asked for bread. 

Direct Primary Is Remedy 
"The menace today in American 
politics is a combination of selfish 
interests of diverse character united 
in a common effort to take from the 
people the heritage of free govern- 
ment in order that they might ob- 
tain some particular thing, whether a 
franchise to operate a public utility 
corporation, or sub rosa a license to 
operate a den of vice. 

"Against this weight of selfish in- 
terests we have always the efforts of 
the patriotic men — the Abraham Lin- 
colns and Theodore Roosevelts, but 
they have always been handicapped 
by the ignorance of the voters as to 
the real issues, resulting in both in- 
difference and apathy when the cru- 
cial tests have been made at the polls. 
The direct primary, while not a 'pana- 
cea for all political ills,' nevertheless 
places in the hands of every citizen 
the opportunity of definitely and im- 
peratively participating in the great 
and unending conflict between patriot- 
ism and self. 

"The political struggle between 
good and evil is an endless conflict. 
Will men realize that the fight is al- 
ways on? Political indifference and 
apathy are the stock in trade of self- 
seeking politicians. A victory at the 
coming primaries must be followed 
by a victory in November. Selfish 
interest is always sparring for an 
opening and usually finds it in some 
unguarded moment. Watchfulness is 
the price of liberty ,and selfish apa- 
thetic, indifferent people are unwor- 
thy of political liberty and will cer- 
tainly be enslaved." 


Until very recently Hiram W. John- 
son has been the only gubernatorial 
candidate with a known running-mate 
— A. J. Wallace. It is expected that 
within a few days the other candi- 
dates will declare their preferences 
for their partners in the race. 

"Dick" Ferris, who came into 
prominence during the big aviation 
meet in Los Angeles last winter, be- 
gan his fight for nomination as Lieut- 
enant-Governor so quietly that none 
but his most intimate friends knew 
anything about it until a week or so 
ago. His backing is such as to com- 
mand the respect of his rivals. He 
doubtless will have much of the 
strength of iCharles F. Curry, and in- 
cidentally will be able to turn over 
to Curry a bunch of votes worth hav- 

Robert L. Beardslee, former speaker 
of the Assembly, a resident of Stock- 
ton, is Stanton's logical running-mate. 
Hailing from the central portion of 
the state he will help Stanton's candi- 
dacy in that field. It is said on ex r 
cellent authority that Beardslee's sup- 
porters are Stanton's principal boost- 
ers in the San Joaquin valley. 

Bert L. Farmer, also a candidate 
for nomination as Lieutenant-Gover- 
nor, naturally lines up with Alden An- 
derson. During a recent visit to the 
north. Farmer was introduced about 
by Anderson's campaign managers, 
which is significant. As Anderson has 
been regarded in many quarters as 
the Southern Pacific machine candi- 
date. Farmer naturallv regarded it as 
"good politics" to stick as closely as 
possible to the Anderson contingent. 
Anderson's candidacy now appears to 
be on the wane, however, and the 
imnression is gaining ground that 
within a few days the word will be 

passed down the machine line to get 
behind Curry as a last forlorn hope 
of defeating Johnson. Farmer now 
begins to see the error in his earlier 
judgment and undoubtedly would be 
glad to tie up with Curry were it not 
for the fact that the Curry-Ferris 
combine appears to be assured. 

Here, then, is the obvious pro- 
gramme for the various camps: John- 
son and Wallace, Cufry and Ferris, 
Anderson and Farmer, Stanton and 


The Federated Improvement As- 
sociation will give an excursion to 
San Pedro today (Saturday), 

The object of the outing is to 
arouse an interest for a grand boule- 
vard on Vermont avenue from the 
mountains to the sea. Also to push 
the good roads highway from the cen- 
ter of the city to San Pedro. 

All improvement associations and 
their friends are invited to this free 
inspection of the harbor. Special ex- 
cursion trains will leave the Pacific 
Electric depot, corner Sixth and Main, 
promptly at 1 p. m. Cars on special 
track at rear of depot. 

The San Pedro improvement asso- 
ciations will receive the visitors and 
take them in launches for an inspec- 
tion of the outer and inner harbor. 

A trip will then be made to Point 
Firmin Pavilion where a brief descrip- 
tive address will be made by Dr. 
Dana Bartlett for the proposed Ver- 
mont avenue boulevard in connection 
with the "City Beautiful." Captain 
Lewis Hansen will describe the im- 
provements of the harbor and of the 
fort and fortifications. 


Governor Hughes, in his special 
message to the New York legisla- 
ture on June 21, said: 

"The people are dissatisfied with 
existing conditions, and demand a 
change. Whatever may be said of 
imperfections in the laws relating to 
this matter in other jurisdictions, 
there can be no question but that 
these laws reflect a wholesome senti- 
ment which is country-wide, and can 
not be denied. That sentiment is that 
the instrumentalities of party man- 
agement shall not be so arranged as 
to facilitate the purposes of those 
who would subvert government to 
their selfish advantage. 

"We must safeguard the purity of 
the ballot and protect our general 
elections from violence and from 
fraud; but to secure the administra- 
tion of government upon a sound 
basis we must insist not only upon 
proper methods on election day, but 
a fair and free opportunity within the 
party on primary day." 

Governor Hughes is right. The 

day of the boss is fast coming to an 
end. The new day of popular gov- 
ernment, wherein the political ma- 
chinery is not "so arranged as to 
facilitate the purposes of those who 
would subvert government to their 
selfish advantage," is dawning. Chan- 
tecler, by failing to crow, could not 
have prevented the sun from rising. 
Neither can the old-line politicians, 
by refusing to pass primary election 
laws, stop the dawning of the new 
day in democracy. — La Follette's. 

An Arrangement 

Irate Tailor (who had called fre- 
quently to collect, without success.) — 
My dear sir, I wish you'd make some 
definite arrangement with me. 

The Man — Why, surely — let's see — 
well, suppose you call every Monday. 
— Judge. 



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■ncr outing 
of the 

of the city. Prominent nun and 
I the automobiles that 
•I the little men and women to 
shore — a joy-ride of the really, 
truly, sort and the first and on'- 
most of them had ever had. 
the hour of departure, when the long 
string of private cars was led by the 
Harvey and Kenney sight-seeing cars 
ing a hand of music, tiil the 
ing return, the day was one of 
keen delight and Los Ail;;,* men 
and women more than sustained their 
wide reputation as enter'.; 
The long list of prominent wo 

interest contributed to the 
success, from the Los An 
end. was headed by Mrs. J. B. Mil- 
lard, indefatigable worker, and among 
the young women who gave material 
Misses Ida Underbill, 
Katherine Potter. Flora Hunter. Lu- 
lella Elcan. Pauline Elcan, Sadie 
'Croffman, Dora Cathleen Austin, 
Ruth Comfort Mitchell. Leola Allen. 
Clara Bagley, Mina Tohnson. Mary 
Lindley, Florence Clark, Blanche 
Clark and Mary Gavigan and Mes- 
dames Matthison B. Tones, Robert 
P. Sherman. Ben Harwood, Glen 
Spence and M. L. Wicks, Jr. 

In the list of patronesses who lent 
material aid were Mrs. Josiah Evans 
Cowles. Mrs. Willits J. Hole, Mrs. R. 
J. Waters, Mrs. P. G. Hubert. Mrs. E. 
T. Pettigrew, Mrs. Frank King, Mrs. 
William Jones, Mrs. William M. Hol- 
der, Mrs. Stephen Wilder. Mrs. Syd- 
ney J. Parsons, Mrs. Sumner P. Hunt, 
Mrs. T. T. Knight. Miss Agnes 
Knight, Mrs. Oliver C. Bryant, Mrs. 
William D. Babcock, Mrs. William 
Baurhyte, Mrs. G. H. Engelhardt, 
Mrs. C. L. Higbee. Mrs. F. H. Nichols, 
Mrs. Wright Turley Talbert, Mrs. 
Marco Hellman, Mrs. Phineas New- 
mark, Mrs. H. M. Binford, Mrs. Sam 
J. Whitmore, Mrs. M. Carmean. Mrs. 
W. A. Lamb, Miss Augusta Lamb, 
Mrs E. S. Murdock, Miss Penelope 
Murdock, Mrs. Louis M. Cole, Mrs. 
Berthold Baruch, Mrs. Jules Kauff- 
man, Mrs. O. P. Clark, Mrs. William 
Mackie, Mrs. L. B. Goldsmith, Mrs. 
William Jamison, Mrs. Matthew S. 
Robertson, Mrs. Grant G. Gillette, 
Mrs. W. W. Orcutt, Mrs. E. C. Bel- 
lows, Mrs. M. Martindale, Mrs. 
Thresher Webb, Mrs. J. A. Hender- 
son, Mrs. Frank H. Brooks, Mrs. W. 
I. Hollingsworth, Mrs. L. A. Gould, 
Mrs. Malone Joyce, Mrs. H. L. Storv, 
Mrs. G. A. Bobrick, Mrs. H. W. 
Frank, Mrs. Rachel Barnett, Mrs. M. 
C. Adler. Mrs. John iC. Austin, Mrs. 
E. J. Lickley, Mrs. C. C. Desmond, 
Mrs. Frank B. Long, Mrs. C. N. 
Sterry, Miss Nora Sterry, Mrs. Gail 

B. Johnson, Mrs. J. J. Jenkins, Mrs. 
I.. Klcinhcrger, Mrs. E. IT. Barmore, 
Mrs. F. W. Beau de Zart, Mrs. E. W. 
Brill. Mrs. E. J. Brent. Mrs. George 
J. Birkel, Mrs. Mary Banning, Mrs. 

C. W. Chase. Miss Susannah Lynch,- 
Mrs. H. C. Dillon, Mrs. J. T. Fitz- 
gerald, Mrs. D. K. Edwards. Mrs. 
Phillip Forve. Mrs. E. O. Farish, Mrs. 
Cal Foy, Mrs. T. D. Hooker, Madame 
Hancock Ross. Mrs. S. C, T-Tubbell. 
Miss Myra Hershey, Airs. Felix C. 
Howes, Mrs. Stoddard Jess, Mrs. L. 
J. Luckenbach, Mrs. Robert Marsh, 
Mrs. Lyman Farwell, Mrs. N. C. Pat- 
terson, Mrs. Joseph Scott, Mrs. C. 
M. Severcnce, Dr. Helen Woodroffc, 

Mrs. F. E. Fay, Mrs. Fred Hooker 
Mrs. H, K. Boynton, M 
rpenter, Mrs. M. Welsh. 

Mrs Abbott Kinney, whose heart is 
nough and warm enough to 
a share of mother love for every par- 
entless babe in the country, was chief 
hostess at the beach, and tin- arrange- 
ments made for their complctest en- 
joyment all the long, bright day. just 
proved over again her right to the 
reputation her legion of friends give 
r her sweet and generous hos- 

Half a thousand kiddies were there 
to enjoy the delights of the attrac- 
of Venice, every one of which 
d its doors wide to the lit- 
tle invaders, who were marshalled by 
Jack J. Jenkins. So many were they 
that they were divided into groups, 
X. W. Mvrick, Sterling Boothe. Ges- 
ner Williams, Alvin Frank, F. H. 
Brooks, W. D. Longyear. Alex 
Brownstein. H. G. Krohn, C. M. 
Pierce. G. Carter, Rowland Crocker. 
Bob Gaylord, Glenn D. Edmonds and 
Godfrey Holterhoff, Jr., acting as di- 
vision commanders. 

The outing w 7 as given under the 
auspices of the Los Angeles FTumane 
Soceity. and among those of the or- 
ganization who worked hard for its 
success were its president, T. A. Aus- 
tin, its treasurer, M. C. Adler and 
Mrs. Clara Kubel. secretary, and C. 
C. Desmond, Captain Gray and Mrs. 
PTean, other officers of the society. 

The children were gathered from 
the Alpine Orphanage and the homes 
of the Parent-Teachers' Association, 
Guardian Aneel, Belle White, Jewish, 
Volunteers of America, Home Find- 
ings Society. Lark Ellen. Mrs. Wiles 
and Mrs. Orth. 

Altogether it was a day very much 
worth while to every one who had a 
part in either its making or its en- 

Whether it was Mrs. A. Robert El- 
more's vibrant youth and wondrous 
beauty that did it or whether the very 
high standing in the United States 
Senate of her father, Honorable Geo. 
Sutherland of Utah, was mainly re- 
sponsible, society at the National 
Capital was not quite sure. But 
which ever of these was the real cause 
the fact remains — and it was a very 
unusual fact, as all Washington so- 
ciety knew — that the United States 
Senate adiourned on purpose to go to 
the marriage of Miss Edith Suther- 
land to Mr. A. Robert Elmore of 
New York and Los Angeles on the 
afternoon of May 27. 

It was a very distinguished com- 
pany that witnessed the ceremony 
that united one of the loveliest daugh- 
ters of the capital and a member of 
an old New York family, with Presi- 
dent Taft, Vice President and Mrs. 
Sherman and many members of the 
Senate in attendance. Mrs. Elmore, 
who has talent as well as beauty, 
made her debut a year ago last win- 
ter at one of the largest receptions of 
that season in the ball room of the 
Highlands, a very exclusive apart- 
ment house in fashionable Connecti- 
cut avenue. Since entering society 
she has taken part in a number of 
amateur plays given in Washington, 
acnuitting herself with quite unusual 
distinction: and always, since her 
coming-out party, she has been one 
of the most popular as well as most 
beautiful r/irls in the congressional 
circle, and iudging from the many 
charming affairs already given in het 

31, is the day 

and the date ehi i mmie 

bine Luen ,1 Mr. 

and Mrs. E. G. 1 : Kenmore 

avenue, for her marriage to Mr 
C. Horton. son of Mr. and Mrs 
Morton. Christ church will be the 
scene of the ceremony. Miss 
- of the Palisades, Santa 
ica, has been chosen by Miss I 
vcl for her maid of honor, .and Miss 
Marie MacManus, Miss Freda 
man and Miss Juanita Lane will I,, 
lur bridesmaids, Mr, Warren Hor- 
ton will stand with the groom, and the 
ushers chosen are Dr. Henry Ransom, 
. Butler Bartlett and ' Roy Bar- 
tow. Miss Luentzel's maid of honor 
to be will entertain for tin pretty 
bride-elect at her home in Santa 
Monica on July 27, and Miss Freda 
Ludeman will give another affair in 
her honor early in August. 

Mrs. Edwin James Vawter and 
young daughters, Misses 'Charlotte 
and Isabelle of Ocean Park, are 
spending the summer in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., having gone there late in May, 
after a trip through Virginia, Mary- 
land and Massachusetts. They were 
accompanied east by Mr. Vawter and 
his sisters, the Misses Jennie and 
Emma Vawter of Santa Monica, who 
have recently returned. The entire 
party made a pilgrimage into the Old 
Dominion for the purpose of viewing 
an old gray stone church built by Mr. 
Vawter's ancestors in the days of 
Virginia's earliest settlement. The 
edifice is still used as a place of wor- 
ship, its altar and high-backed pews 
the same today as in centuries gone 
by. Mrs. Vawter will return in Sep- 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Van Loan of 
New York City are guests of the Iat- 
ter's mother, Mrs. Edmund Lentz of 
South Hope street. Mr. Van Loan is 
a member of the New York American 
staff of writers, baseball being his 
especial work. He was sent west, 
however, to contribute to the Reno 
"Specials" during the Johnson-Jeffries 
engagement, at the conclusion of 
which his paper gave him his annual 
vacation, which he will spend with his 
charming wife in Los Angeles. Mr. 
Van Loan's clever style has won him 
many admiring readers of both sexes 
all over the country, whether he write 
of baseball or prize fights. Recently 
he has published several high class 
stories of baseball in Outing, and 
other shorter articles of fiction in 
Munsey's and the Popular Magazine. 

Miss Leta Crane, one of the pretty 
brides-elect of the summer, was the 
favored guest at a shower given on 
Thursday afternoon by Miss Freda 
Ludeman at her home in Elden ave- 
nue. Assisting in the shower of pret- 
ty, useful gifts, were Miss Juanita 
Lane. Miss Stella Lane, Miss Marie 
MacManus, Miss Marie Hauser, Miss 
Anne Bentley, Miss Mame Cliff, Miss 
Emma Luentzel, -Miss Irene Benson 
and Mrs. Harlan Clotworthy. Miss 
Olive Bennett of Westlake avenue 
will entertain for Miss Crane on the 
afternoon of Tuesday of next week 
and on Saturday, July 23. she will be 
the guest of honor at a theatre party 
to be given bv Miss Maude Adams of 
St. Andrew's Place. 

line Johnston, entertain' 

I'll. lay al 

ome in eel 
tion o Mrs, \\ . 1. 

Hull of Santa M 

ments of the afternoon includi 

eked with 
s and candles. 

An engagement i ment 

which created no end of pli 
o nmi ii and brought forth in- 
numerable congratulatory telegrams 
from out-of-town and 

friends, was that of Miss I.eila lone 
ter and Buel Hurndon Green, 
made recently at a fashionable | 
mi' ii at the home of the mother of 
the bride-to-be, Mr- Eugene Carrol 
V\ i i. ter of 709 Catalina sire. t. The 
affair was an unusually pretty one, 
the decorations being distinctively i I 
fee-five and the interesting annoim 
ment made in a fashion original and 
pretty. The interior of the home 
was transformed with wildflowers 
and greenery to represent a spring 
garden, wild mustard and other yel- 
low blossoms being used in great 
quantities. And then, when merri- 
ment ran high, Mrs. Webster revealed 
the secret by giving each quest a 
corsage bouquet of violets, to which 
was fastened a little bag of rice tied 
with yellow ribbons bearing cards 
with the names of the happy young 
people on them. Miss Webster grad- 
uated from the University of South- 
ern California in '06 and has been a 
very popular girl in local society. 
Her fiancee is the son of Dr. Mary 
J. Green of this city. 

The marriage of Miss Marjorie 
Elsinore Burlingame. daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Oviatt Burlingame, to Clar- 
ence E. Bauer will take place some 
time in the early fall, though the 
young people are not ready yet to 
announce the exact date. Meantime, 
the popular bride-elect is receiving 
much social attention, and within the 
past fortnight a number of very 
pretty affairs have been given in her 
honor. Included in these was a 
luncheon last week, given by Mrs. 
John R. Long at Mt. Washington and 
on Tuesday last Miss Burlingame was 
invited to meet another group of 
Mrs. Long's friends at another lunch- 
eon given, this time, in compliment 
to Miss Connelly of Albuquerque, N. 
M., who is visiting Mrs. Hitchcock. 
Next Wednesday evening Mrs. Wil- 
liam McDade will entertain for Miss 

Miss Pansy Richart is to be maid of 
honor at the wedding, while William 
Bradley will be best man and little 
Virginia Higgins the flower girl. 

Mrs. Pauline Phinney of West Thir- 
ty-seventh street, assisted by Mrs. 


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Master Oviatt Burlingame, Jr., will 
carry the ring to the altar and music 
will be rendered by Mrs. Long and 
Miss Caley. 

A pretty wedding of the early part 
of the week was that of Miss Eileen 
Salyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Alfred M. Salyer of 2712 La Salle 
avenue, and Earl E. Hitchcock, which 
was solemnized on Tuesday evening 
at 5 o'clock at the First Unitarian 
church on Flower street, Rev. E. A. 
Cantreel officiating. The bride, her 
father walking to the altar with her, 
was attired in a white serge tailored 
gown and she wore a large, white 
picture hat. Her wedding bouquet 
was bride roses and ferns. She was 
attended by her sister, Miss Althea 
Salyer, and Miss Helen Echenberg 
of Santa Barbara, as bridesmaids, 
both of whom wore white serge 
tailored frocks and black picture hats. 
The maids' bouquets were of laven- 
der sweet peas and ferns. A niece of 
the bride, little Dorothy Salyer, was 
flower girl, and the groom was. at- 
tended by William Thompson and 
Frank Webber. The decorations of 
the church were simple but effective, 
Shasta daisies being used with green- 
ery. Mr. and Mrs. Hitchcock went 
to Coronado on a wedding journey, 
and will visit other nearby resorts 
before returning to the city. After 
August 1 they will be at home at 1147 
East Thirty-sixth street. The bride 
is a graduate of the University of 
California, carrying away the degree 
of A. B. on her graduation day. For 
the past year she has been supervisor 
of physical culture, physiology and 
hygiene of the Santa Monica high 
school. The groom who has charge 
of the Grafton special school for 
boys, is a graduate of the Los An- 
geles High, and was at one time presi- 
dent of the Star and Crescent Society. 

Mrs. R. K. Wilson invited twenty 
friends to participate in a linen 
shower at her home in East Jeffer- 
son street last Tuesday in honor of 
Miss Emmie Luentzel, who will 
marry Craig C. Horton in August. 
As Miss Luentzel has chosen yellow 
and white as the color combination 
to be used in the appointments at- 
tending her wedding arrangements, 
so the hostess of Tuesday adopted 
those colors in the decorations used 
in her home at this affair, and the 
gifts of linen for the fair, young 
bride-elect, were presented in a large 
calla lily, carried by Nannie Anita 
Wilson, daughter of the hostess, 
who wore a pretty little frock of 
white organdie, tied with a yellow- 
sash. Five hundred was played, 
scores being kept on cards decorated 
with calla lilies in water color. The 
first prize, a linen luncheon cloth, 
was awarded Mrs. Burwell, while Mrs. 
N. K. Parkhurst was given the sec- 
ond, a hand-embroidered linen towel. 
Others playing were Mrs. John Bur- 
rows, Mrs. Jack Vaughn Mrs. Charles 
Van Valkenburg, Mrs. H. C. Walker, 
Mrs. A. B. Close, Mrs. H. W. Clat- 
worthy, Mrs. E. G. Luentzel, Mrs. 
Rose Nettleton, Mrs. Edgar F. Stan- 
ley, Miss Lita Crane, Miss Ula Hor- 
ton, Miss Juanita Lane, Miss Stella 
Lane, Miss Frances Wartelle, Miss 
Marie McManus, Miss Frida Lude- 
man, Miss Nellie Tilley, Miss Willie 
Kerns and Miss Ethel Dubbs of 
Santa Monica. 

Tn the July calendar of weddings 
is that of Miss Lulu M. Scott of this 
city and Louis F. Moore of San 
Francisco, which will be solemnized 
next Wednesday evening at the home 
of the groom's brother and sister-in- 
law, Dr. and Mrs. E. C. Moore of 1649 
Orange street. Miss Scott is a daugh- 
ter of Thomas Scott of Bellirgham, 
Wash., and a sister of Mrs. H. B 
Alexander of this city. She gradu- 
ated several years ago from the Los 
Angeles high school. A small com- 
pany of relatives and friends will wit- 

ness the ceremony, to be performed 
by Rev. Warren F. Day of the First 
Congregational church, in which Miss 
Scott has been an active worker for 
a number of years. Immediately fol- 
lowing their wedding, the young peo- 
ple will leave for Raymond, Wash., 
where they will join Mr. and Mrs. 
Jacob Siler for a summer camping 
trip. They will reside in Berkeley, 
California. In honor of the young 
couple, Miss Luella Brown will en- 
tertain at a small dinner on next 
Tuesday evening at her home in 
Thirty-seventh street. 

Mrs. Albert Crutcher and Mrs. J. 
C. Page, summer residents of Her- 
raosa Beach, gave one of the pleasant 
affair's of the week on Tuesday after- 
noon, when their guests were enter- 
tained at luncheon, followed by 
bridge. At the tables were Mrs. J. 
West Flughes, Mrs. John T. Jones, 
Mrs. Will Thompson, Mrs. J. W. Mc- 
Kinley, Mrs. Walter S. Lysle, Mrs. 
Walter B. Cline, Mrs. J. B. Bohon, 
Mrs. Charles Benbroke, Mrs. C. N. 
Sterry, Mrs. Scott Helm, Mrs. Lynn 
Helm and Miss Decatur Page. 

Miss Gladys Rowley has as her 
house guest at the home of her 
father, Dr. Q. J. Rowley of 2071 La 
Salle avenue, Miss Colistance Van 
Etten Collins, daughter of Mr. Hold- 
ridge O. Collins. Miss Collins, who 
graduated three years ago from the 
Girls' Collegiate school in this city, 
has but recently returned from North- 
ampton, Mass., where she has just 
completed her sophomore year at 
Smith College. Next week these 
two charming girls will be members 
of a house party at Avalon. and on 
their return Miss Rowley will give a 
social affair for her guest. Miss 
Collins will also be the honored guest 
at several afternoon affairs to be 
given by her many Los Angeles 
friends during her summer visit. 

The home of Dr. and Mrs. Francis 
L. Anton in South Figueroa street 
was the scene of a pretty wedding 
last Monday, when Miss Minerva 
Hunewell Nichols, daughter of Frank 
Nichols of Washington, and Charles 
Clifford Kifer of Santa Maria were 
married at noon, Rev. C. H. Law- 
rence performing the ceremony. 
Little Elizabeth Anton, in a dainty, 
white frock, attended the bride as 
flower girl. A graceful arrangement 
of Shasta daisies and other white 
blossoms decorated the rooms. The 
bride's gown was of white broadcloth, 
and she carried a bouquet of white 
roses and ferns. A breakfast fol- 
lowed the ceremony. After a honey- 
moon spent at Catalina and Coronado, 
Mr. and Mrs. Kifer will take up their 
residence in Santa Maria. 

Mrs. L. W. Stockwell is entertain- 
taining Miss Helen Merrihew of San 
Bernardino, who will spend several 
weeks in Los Angeles. 

Mrs. George R. Murdock of West 
Adams street received on Wednes- 
day afternoon from 2 to 5 o'clock, 
her friends being invited informally 
to meet her daughter, Mrs. Walter D. 
Sanborn of Mexico City, who is visit- 
ing here. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. de Haven 
of 1028 South Hope street went north 
last Tuesday to spend the summer 
at Lake Tahoe. 

Mrs. David I. Newton has gone 
East for a visit of several weeks with 
relatives and friends. 

Mr. and Mrs. Julius R. Black, who 
recently returned from a year's trip 
through Europe, have taken apart- 
ments at the Mayfair, in St. James 
Park. Mrs. Black's parents, Mi. and 
Mrs. D. Holzman, of Spokane, Wash.. 
are_ in Los Angeles for an extended 

Mrs. Oscar Lawler, wife of the 
Los Angeles attorney who has been 
a member of the staff of Attorney- 
General Wickersham in Washington 
for the past year will not come to the 
coast this summer, but will spent the 
heated term in New England. Mrs. 
Lawler was much in evidence in so- 
ciety in the National Capital last 
winter and spring, being especially 
popular in the cabinet set. 

Miss Cecil e Phares Razey was a 
pretty bride of the week, her mar- 
riage to James W. Gearheart taking 
place Monday evening at the home of 
her sister, Mrs. H. W. Albee of Napa, 
Cal., where the young people will 
soon go to housekeeping. Mrs. Gear- 
heart, who is a niece of Mrs. Oliver 
J. Waggoner of this city, has many 
friends here. 

Miss Katherine Powell was the 
guest of honor at a luncheon and 
bridge party given this week by Miss 
Belle Wallace of West Eighth street, 
when those entertained were Mrs. 
Fred Bacon, Mrs. I. K. Daniel, Mrs. 
E. B. Rivers, Mrs. Elwood de Garmo, 
Mrs. A. B. Cass, Mrs. Harry Wil- 
liams, Mrs. Paul Neinderf, Mrs. 
Steith, Mrs. Willis Noble, Mrs. W. T. 
Knowiton, Mrs. H. G. Folsom, Mrs. 
I. J. Francis, Mrs. Galbraith and Mrs. 
A. H. Ballard. 

Miss Persia Wimberly of 409 Bixel 
street entertained for Miss Edith 
Foster, who is to marry Edward A. 
Henderson this week, with a linen 
shower on Wednesday afternoon. 
This attrpctive bride-elect was the 
honored guest at another recent and 
pleasant affair, when Miss Elizabeth 
Thompson of 1599 West Twenty-sec- 
ond street was hostess. 

Members of the Buenas Amigas 
club assembled on Thursday after- 
noon at the home of Mrs. R. K. Wil- 
son in East Jefferson street. Special 
guests of the afternoon were Mrs. 
Henry O. Nossinger of San Francisco 
and Mrs. M. K. Parkhurst, a bride 
of the season, who formerly was Miss 
Elizabeth Rose. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harrison and 
Charles Harrison of South Grand 
avenue, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Cox and 
Samuel Taylor Harney of Hollywood 
left Thursday on an extended tour 
through Europe. 

Miss Jilizabeth Wood will give a 
dinner-dance for her cousin, Miss 
Katherine Johnson, who has just re- 
turned from school in Northampton, 
Mass., on Tuesday at the Wood home 
in St. James Park. Covers will be 
laid for thirty-two. 

Mrs. Edmund Shand of Glendale, 
Miss Lucille Atwater of Pasadena and 
Miss Mary Boelme of this city left 
Wednesday on a six months' tour of 

Mr. and Mrs. William Cline have 
returned from their tour of several 
weeks through northern coast cities 
and British Columbia. ' 

Mrs. Philip D. Colby of 1321 In- 
graham street entertained the mem- 
bers of the West Side Bridge club 
Thursday afternoon. 

Miss Lillian Belcher of 736 Lake 
street gave a linen shower yesterday 
afternoon for Miss Myrtle Gonzales, 
whose marriage will take place soon. 
The guests were the young women 
who will attend the bride on her wed- 
ding day. 


The tiresome talker had elaborated 
his ooint at great length. 

"There," he said, "that's the argu- 
ment in a nut shell." — Chicago Tri- 

The Jester's Bells 

Something Happened 

A train on one of the transconti- 
nental lines that runs through Kan- 
sas City and is usually late was re- 
ported on time a few days ago. 

The young man who writes the par- 
ticulars concerning the trains at that 
station put down his statistics about 
this train: "Number 616 — from the 
West — on time." 

Then he wrote underneath: "Cause 
unknown." — Saturday Evening Post. 

The Psychological Moment 

"Is Miss Wheaton at home?" asked 
one of the neighbors of the spinster, 
as he called at her door to get her 
signature to a petition. 

"She is that," responded Celia Lea- 
hy, three weeks over from Ireland, and 
a most willing handmaiden. "Will 
yez step in, sorr?" 

"I should like to see her on a mat- 
ter of business for a few moments if 
she is not engaged," said the neighbor. 
_ Celia flung wide the door and waved 
him in. 

"If she has wan, he's neglectin' her 
shameful," she said, in a hoarse, con- 
fidential whisper, "for 'tis three weeks 
to-morrer since I come here, and he's 
not put his fut over the t'reshold in 
all that toime! Sure, 'tis your chanst!" 
— Youth's Companion. 

How (Careless 

She (sweetly, as they sip their tea 
together) — Isn't this delicious? 

He (absent-mindedly) — Yes, I love 
to take tea with a little lemon. — Col- 
umbia Jester. 

"We must go to some quiet, inex- 
pensive place next summer," said the 
man who worries. 

"Great heavens!" exclaimed his 
wife. "Don't talk so gruesomely. 
You know that there are no longer 
any quiet or inexpensive places ex- 
cept cemeteries." — Washington Star.. 

"See here, waiter! I found a col- 
lar-button in this pie!" "Didn't see 
nothin' of an umbrella, did yo', boss? 
Dab was one los' heah las' night." — 
Scribner's Magazine. 

"I love you, dear, but I am green 
and rattled, and I dont know how to 
propose." "That's all right, honey— 
you're through with me. All you've 
got to do now is to ask papa." — 
(Cleveland Leader. 

"Realism on the stage? There is 
no such thing." "How now?" "Six 
months elapse between Act I and 
Act II, and yet they have the same 
cook." — Louisville Courier-Journal. 

Miss Oldham (in bird store) — I'd 
like to get a parrot that isn't tricky 
and doesn't swear or use slang. 
Dealer — Sorry I can't oblige you, 
madam. I don't handle stuffed birds. 
— Chicago Daily News. 

"Why are you talking about a trip 
to Europe? It would cost your hus- 
band a thousand dollars or more." 
"Quite so. I expect to compromise 
on a sixty-dollar hat." — Louisville 

Poet — You published a poem of 
mine last week. You pay according 
to the kind of verse, don't you? Edi- 
tor — Yes. George, give the gentle- 
man a blank check. — Judge. 

Mrs. X. — I'm going to an employ- 
ment agency this afternoon. Isn't it 
annoying. I have to get a new 
masseur. Mrs. Q. — Why don't you 
run your own car? — Cleveland Leader. 



"The Country Boy" 

ihc new |»l 

g by the i 

k company 

This prob- 

Icm. of business life, or of emi 

: melodrama. Ii is a 
nedy with 
rec be tli« 
oily bi j units. 

The not unusual one of 

a lad from .1 country town 

make his way. There 

he for. theart long 

gh to hit the pace with an 

to be feminine :uxl 
diminutive for actor) until 
his position and spends his cash. 

and her papa appear 
and chicle him with all candor, re- 
marking that he has not made good 

Kittie Stevens, Costume Dancer, 
Levy's Cafe Chantant 

and they will no more of him hence- 
forth, forever, likewise always. 

So the boy makes preparation for 
a quiet and gaseous exit. But from 
this a printer man saves him — tally 
one for the press — and with a theater 
ticket speculator they start for "the 
deserted village" to supply it with its 
missing link to civilization — a news- 

It would not be a bad idea to throw 
onto a screen a picture of that paper, 
like they do the letters in a moving 
picture show. A paper run by such 
combination would be interesting 
reading once and might look like the 
"Grass -Valley Union." Ever see the 
Grass Valley, >Cal., "Union-" 

But at any rate according to Mr. 
Selwyn this aggregation of talent 
proves to be of the Ren Lindsay-Mey- 
er Lissner- Wallace class for they im- 
mediately undertake to reform the vil- 
lage magnate and the afflicting rail- 

How they succeed with the latter is 
not told (room for another play), but 
as to the magnate — the irate papa of 

raph three he admit 
• third interest in the pa| 
Mr. Wcinstein deciding to return to 
his father, near Ihc 
istricl almost ihrows 

tm" and — curtain 

Richard Bennctl is featured ,. 
counti somewhat elderly boy, 

but one thoroughly at home in such 

a part. His rural candor (the town 

Only S.tHKl inhabitant-* and sim- 

plicit) tfully portrayed and 

if the lines are nol always 
glittering wit— that isn't Mr. Bennett's 

fault. At any rate, why a-k scintil- 
lations from a cil 

Marjoric Rambeau is the country 

i -. • 1 a sweet sweetheart she is. 
only it would be real nice to know 
what - ni; the other half of 

the lime She has the art of making 
her art appear artless, 

ne mentioned the well-carried 
roles of the play p it would simply re- 
sult in a roster of the company; but 
Harmon MacGregor in the part of 
stein, tin ticket speculator, 
-inn. - with juvenile effulgence. He is 
the -emi tough of New York to per- 

As the dinner scene in "Shore 
Acres" was the center of (hat piece, 
so the dinner scene of this is its core. 
It is set in a New York boarding 
house, and only one who has carried 
on existence in such environments can 
appreciate the various details of this 
act. Of course there is exaggeration 
— allowable for stage and comedy — 
but they bring back unpleasant — now 
laughable — memories of "all the com- 
forts of home" in an eastern city 
boarding house. That act is worth 
seeing for itself. 

W. F. Gates. 

The Orpheum's Headliner 

The "headliner" on a vaudeville 
program does not always prove the 
best entertainer when the bill is put 
to the test. The power of suggestion 
in superlative advertisement of a cer- 
ium act puts an audience into a frame 
of mind to enthuse over every pos- 
sible value in this act and to reject 
with great patience the faults; but the 
fact remains that only thorough merit 
in the performer draws from an audi- 
ence enthusiasm of real quality. 

The much heralded Vesta Victoria, 
from the tight little isle across the 
Pond, has nurit as a singing come- 
dienne, but she is disappointing, 
nevertheless. There is a certain drol- 
lery about her work which has no 
doubt fetched her the great favor 
which she has gained in some parts 
of the w : orld; but there was a little 
English singing comedienne at the 
Orpheum not so long ago, with a 
name (.Mice Lloyd) far less famous 
than that of Vesta Victoria, who 
was much more pleasing in voice, 
stydc and personality, in our humble 
estimation, than is this later arrival. 
The hitter's slowness in costume 
changing between songs is exasperat- 
ing She is really funny in her last 
Miipj, "The Artist's Model." into 
which she puts more of herself than 
into any of the other efforts. 

Two holdovers. Paul Spadoni, the 
really amusing juggler, and the 
Lvons-Yosco pair of street musi- 
cians, remain the best acts on the 
( hi. In inn program. 

11. il Merritt the "College Boy from 
Ipswich," is clever with the crayons, 
hut he doesn't set very far with the 
audience Hi- is a rather flat turn. 

The well known Grigolati aerial 
ballet, with its blooming "aerial 
Coryphees" and flock of white 

, mills. 

Lanier Bartlelt. 

"Via Wireless" 

"Via Wireless." at the Bi 

proves a rather tame affair, bar- 
nrih act, whi ominal 

idea i- effcctivi 

showing the win less< i i 
ter. Tin 
'hi- act, too dep more upon the 

ingenious mechanic- of stagi 

dramatic value, of which ii 

p sses little i I i< shown 

in ihc illusion of il e steamer i 

bj a Storm, and tl" i. ii i Ii iii opi i .i 

tion recen ing and replj ing lo tin 

il of a private yachl on a 
But thi-. wiili the resu 
rescue of the yacht's passengers, and 
indeed the entire wireless element, is 
wholly a side issue in the plol 
whole act might be omitted without 
destroying a single link in the main 
chain of circumstances, and Ihc play- 
wright's failure to vest the wireless 
with any real significance is a glaring 
weakness of construction. 

The real story of the play concerns 
the invention of two guns, the one 
by the hero, a naval officer, the other 
by a visionary draughtsman at the 
Durant Steel Works, who becomes a 
tool for the intriguing manager of the 
works. The latter, a hardened villain. 
not only appropriates the draughts- 
man's royalties due on one gun, but 
attempts to ruin the other, the in- 
ventor hero being of course his rival 
for the hand of Miss Durant. The at- 
tempted climax at the end of the third 
act is a very poor one, despite the 
thrilling passage of the red hot gun 
rushing by the foundry window on its 

•.. the tempering hath in which 
ill" it. \\ e have 
[or the hero whi 
IS threaten 

i lie preceding fracas when he 
oust] impugns lh< correctness of Miss 
Durai . that he is an ii 

1 ' manfully 

with this role anil invests il with 
measun ..f plausibilil - irticu- 

pleasing in the -oih^ with 
i when his natural manner de- 
Miss i lakley as M 

nothing with a pari ■ h de 

mauds nothing, but she is azre< ibh 
usual m i - i .ii ring- 

ribi olei ■ In in 

her role of a breezy stenographer. 
Frank Camp air of him- 

self in iln- villain's shoes, and Charles 
Giblyn's boisterous demeanor as the 
\ ..uny wireli - opi i ator may have 
been uncertainty, loo. 
Unquestionably "Via Wireless" 

lain- - e ingredients of popularity 

which compensates for the banality 

nl the llr-; and second acts and re- 
deem ii from ihc commonplace, 
(hank- lo Scenic Artist Brunton and 
the reliable equipment of the com- 
pany, always equal to emergency. 

Dorothy Russell Lewis. 

Majestic — Virginia Harned 

The engagement of Miss Virginia 
Harned will begin at the Majestic 
theatre next Sunday night with "An 
American Widow'," a comedy in which 
she has appeared recently in San 

Miss Harned's leading man will be 
William Courtenay, who appeared last 
winter in the east in "Arsene Lupin." 
Other eastern actors and actresses 
will appear in the selected cast. 

Miss Harned's engagement at the 
Majestic is for a limited season only, 
as she will soon have to return to 
New York for her preparations for 
next season. She has made her repu- 


The Incomparable Burbank Stock Company 
In Willi, Collier's Hilarious "CAUGHT IN THE RAIN" 

Prices 25, SO, 75c. 

Matinees Saturday and Sunday, 10, 25, 50c 




Near Ninth 

And a specially selected ea 
company including 
Prices 25, 50, 75c, $1. 

"An American Widow" 

Matinees Wednesday and Saturday, 25, 50 75c. 


Third and Main. 
Tables Reserved 


Eleven Star Performers — Five Events. 

Refined Vaudeville 3:00 to 5:30 

6:00 to 8:00 

8:30 to 10:00 

10:30 to 12:30 

Business Men's Lunch Club Lunch, Main Dining Room 

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OUR SPECIAL Dinner, including wine $1.00 

An Orchestra Program at Lunch and Tea 

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Second and Last Week of 
the Favorite 

With a new repertoire oi son 
The Mermaids 

Maud and Gladys Finney. 

Champion Ladv Swimmers 
Peter Donald & Meta Carson 

In "Alex Mel 
Lewis McCord & Co. 

In "Winning om Wind 

Matinee Every Day Both Phones 1447 

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gs including her latest hit "Chanticleer" 
Clown Zertho's Canine 

Grigolati's Famous Aerial 

Ballet— With "Butterflies 

and Doves" 
Warren & Blanchard 

Comedians and Singers 
H. Franklin & Standards 

Orpheum Motion Pictures — Latest Novelties The Living Rubber Balls 



tation chiefly in such emotional roles c 
as "Anna Karenina," bvU in "An 
American Widow" she will depart 
from this line of roles diametrically. 
The play deals with the troubles of 
the young widow of an aged million- 
aire, whose will provided that if her 
next husband should be a titled for- 
eigner, she should be disinherited. To 
avoid this, her lawyer advises a mar- 
riage "in name only" to an eccentric 
young composer, to be followed by an 
arranged divorce, after which she was 
to marry the man of her choice who 
is an Englishman, long on lineage, 
and correspondingly short on cash. 
An unexpected complication ensues 
and establishes a novel situation. 

Following "An American Widow" 
other plays in which Miss Harned has 
won popularity, will be given by her 
and her company. 

omplications, and the fun waxes fast 
and furious, the serious part of the 
play being well subordinated. 

Harmon MacGregor, the young ju- 
venile of the Burbank company will 
play the Collier role. The entire Bur- 
bank company will enter into the 
spirit of the laugh-maker, including 
Marjorie Rambeau, Myrtle Vane, 
Ethel Von Waldron, David Hartford, 
David Landau, Louise Royce, Ed- 
ward Ewald, Jack Belgrave, Fred Gil- 
bert, Willis Marks and all the rest. 

Orpheum. Next Week 

Vesta Victoria will remain at the 
Orpheum another week, _ beginning 
with next Monday's matinee. She 
will have an entirely new lot of songs 
from those in which she has been 
entertaining the Orpehum audiences 
this week, a special feature being her 
Chanticler travesty. 

An exhibition will be given by Maud 
and Gladys Finney, "The Mermaids," 
who are billed as "champion lady 
swimmers." Their swimming, diving 
and extraordinary feats under water 
are said to be spectacular. 

Peter Donald, the Scotch comedian, 
and Meta Carson, his "bonnie lassie," 
should receive a welcome back, as 
they made a hit when they were here 
last with their Scotch skit, \"Alex 
McLean's Dream." Their dancing, 
singing and oatmeal comedy is in a 
class by itself. 

Merry entertainment will be pro- 
vided by Lewis McCord and his com- 
pany with a new farcette, "Winning 
on Wind." by Fred J. Beaman. Mr. 
McCord impersonates an impecunious 
youth who resorts to subterfuges in 
order to convince his bride-elect and 
her parents that he is well-to-do. He 
borrows a luxurious apartment for 
the purpose and has a teriffic time 
staving off the exposure that is always 

Clown Zertho's Canine Comedians 
are the latest of the Orpheum impor- 
tations from trie other side of the 
Atlantic. They consist of a number 
of Doodles, terriers, and a slate-col- 
ored greyhound, numbering fifteen in 
all. and they perform a lot of tricks. 

Other attractions will be Grigolati's 
aerial ballet, Warren and Blanchard 
the comedians, and Franklin and the 
Standards in their bouncing act. There 
will be new motion pictures as usual. 


"Caught in the Rain," the Willie 
Collier success, will be the Burbank 
attraction for the week beginning with 
Sundav's matinee. This will prove a 
variation in the Burbank list of plays, 
as it is a farce of the most hilarious 

The central figure in this comedy 
is a young man who is exceedingly, 
even painfully shv in the presence of 
women. Tn the first act he is caught 
in a sudden rainstorm, and takes 
refuge under an awning, where a 
voung woman has sought shelter. 
When he sees her there he tries to 
escape, but she is frightened bv the 
sudden deluge, the thunder and the 
lightning, and she intensifies his em- 
barassment bv clinging desperately to 
him. Thus they become acquainted. 
Meanwhile a dramatic storv is being 
unfolded in the background, making 
an interesting contrast, and throwing 
the comedv into still greater relief. 
The bashful youth's partner in a min- 
ing deal has sworn him to secrecy 
in regard to the location of an enor- 
mously wealthy discovery of gold, 
which proves to be the property of 
the vouns: woman who was "cauerht 
in the rain." This brings the shy 
youth into still more embarassing 

Levy's Cafe Chantant 

Miss Kitty Stevens, costumed char- 
acter dancer, is the newcomer, and 
brings for her act a diversified pro- 
gram of dances in costume charac- 
teristic of the phase tO' be interpreted. 

Miss Young, soprano, has prepared 
a new series of numbers. 

Worthy of mention is the work be- 
ing done by the Makarenko Troupe 
of dancers and singers. These people 
are constantly introducing novelties 
into their specialty, and for the forth- 
coming week will dance a number of 
steps as yet not used on the coast 
and which are particularly a part of 
the Russian home life. The Florence 
Trio in the opera trios and duets are 
especially at home. Selections from 
several of the favorite operas will be 
given in costume. 

Tn presenting Mr. Kammermeyer 
and his orchestra in a program during 
the luncheon hour, Mr. Levy is ac- 
quiesing to the many demands made 
for the appearance of the directors 
and his men in a straight orchestral 

The Only Conclusion 

The story — probably aprocbrvphal 
— is told of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 
the creator of Sherlock Holmes, that 
one day a woman wished to consult 
him about some thefts. "My detec- 
tive powers," he is reported by a 
writer in the Washington Star to have 
renlied. "are at your service." 

"Well," said the woman, "frequent 
and mysterious thefts have been oc- 
curring at my house for a long time. 
Thus there disappeared last week a 
motor horn, a broom, a box of golf 
balls, a left riding boot, a dictionary, 
and a half-dozen tin pie plates." 

"I see it." said the author. "The 
case is perfectly clear. You keep a 

When It's Wise to Kiss the Cook 

"Rita" — so Mrs. Desmond Hum- 
phries, the English novelist, is called 
— was condemning in New York the 
frenuency of divorce in America. 

. "You Americans," she said, "don't 
seem to possess the secret — the secret, 
T mean, of matrimonial happiness. 
Perhaps you might take a lesson from 
a city clerk I heard of recently. 

"A friend of his, after visiting him 
at his home, said: 

"'Excuse me, Will, but how do you 
manage, on your small salary, to have 
such well cooked and delicious 

" 'The secret is simple.' Will re- 
plied. 'Every day I kiss the cook and 
do all I can to please her and make 
her happv.' 

'"But doesn't your wife object?' the 
other asked. 

"'Dear, no! she's the cook,' was the 
reply." — Washington Star. 


The unusual occurence of honoring 
a still living composer with a memor- 
ial tablet took place in Munich recent- 
ly, where, on June 11, the birthday of 
Richard Strauss, the tablet was un- 
veiled at his birth-place, Altheimereck 
No. 2. The marble tablet, which was 
founded by several friends through 
the initiative of lawyer Dr. Kulz and 
carried out by sculptor Karl Killer, 
is a simple but very tasteful piece of 
work, and contains, between a boy 
holding a French horn and a sing- 
ing-girl, the inscription: "Hier wurde 
Richard Strauss am 11 Juni, 1864, 
geboren" (Richard Strauss was born 
here on June 11, 1864). The unveil- 
ing was preceded by some remarks 
in which the speaker mentioned the 
motives of this rare honor to Richard 
Strauss as composer, and the rever- 
ence the people of Munich have for 
their gifted son and master. 

Not as Expected 

"This hoy," said the proud mother 
to a neig-hbor. "do grow more like his 
father every dav." 

And the neighbor, knowing the fath- 
er, ^sked: 

"Do he. now? And have you tried 
everything?" — Punch. 

He — Thev say that using hair dye 
is extremely dangerous. 

She — Tt must be. Last vear Uncle 
Dirk began dveing his hair, and now 
he's married to a widow with three 
children!" — London Opinion. 

The Munich Wagner and Mozart 
Festivals begin this season on July 
27 and end September 9. Wagner's 
first opera, "Die Feen" ("The Fair- 
ies"') will be given for the first time, 
besides the cycles of "Der Ring," 
"Tristan nnd Isolde" and "Die Meis- 
tersinger." Mozart's "Bastien et 
Bastienne," "Titus," "II Seraglio" and 
"Don Giovanni" will form the pro- 
gram of the Mozart festival. 

The faculty of playing with expres- 
sion — that is, of making the sounds 
of the music convey some meaning 
to the ear — is. in a large sense, an 
inborn gift. The truly musical child 
will instinctively soften or accent the 
tones of his pieces; but even then 
there is much to be taught as to the 
right coloring of a musical composi- 
tion. For these pupils just men- 
tioned, and for others less talented, 
the use of words in connection with 
the notes is of vast importance, and 
there is no better method of learning 
how v to interpret different emotions 
and sentiments through sounds than 
by playing hymns. Here the one 
tune, set to half a dozen different 
verses, may have to serve to express 
joy. sorrow, triumph, hope, despair 
and resignation. In the hymnal of 
the Episcopal Church, edited by the 
Rev. Charles L. Hutchins, one may 
open at random to the exquisite har- 
monies of Barnby, Dykes, Parker, 
Monk, Sullivan, Stainer and many 
other writers of hymn tunes — tunes 
which wring the very essence out of 
the words w r ritten below them. What 
a great .wealth is here for the practice 
of musical color. A good adjunct- to 
the music lesson every two or three 
weeks would be a hymn to be learned 
in connection with the words, such 
verse to be interpreted through 
sounds. This would do away with the 
lackadaisical playing of hymns, so an- 
noying, and teach the child to think 
in tones. Moreover, such practice 
cannot fail to cultivate a habit of life, 
forceful nlaying. — Leonora Sill Ash- 
ton in "Musician." 

small as in the times of Mozart, upon 
whose lines I modelled it to some ex- 
tent." Speaking of his stay at Garm- 
isch Strauss said, "I am happy here, 
thanks to my darling wife and sweet 
boy. Here it is easiest to compose, 
and here I prefer to work. I com- 
pose everywhere, as far as that is 
concerned — in noisy hotels, in my 
garden, in railway carriages; my 
sketch-book never leaves me, whether 
walking or driving, eating or drink- 
ing. And as soon as a motive, fitting 
into the theme upon which I am 
working, strikes me, I commit it to 
my best companion — my note-book. 
One of the most important melodies 
for my new opera struck me while 
playing schafskopf, a national Bavar- 
ian game of cards, with the Upper 
Twenty of my village Garmisch." 

A cheering statement that cannot 
fail to interest believers in the right 
of comic opera to have presentation 
on a plane with grand opera, will he 
the news that two of the best artists 
now- in the field of music will be heard 
in a tremendous revival of the "Mi- 
kado," under the direction of the 
Schuberts, says the St. Louis "Cen- 
sor." The first of these, Fritzi 
Scheff, has been away from grand 
opera long enough to be ranked as a 
comic opera star pure and simple. She 
will play the part of "Yum-Yum," than 
whom a more charming personality 
for the part could not possibly be 
found. Josenhine Jacoby, lately of 
the Metropolitan Opera Company, 
singing leading contralto parts, will 
be cast as Katisha, giving to this 
part, for almost the first time, 
voice, presence and dramatic ability 
it demands. It is promised that other 
principals who have not yet been an- 
nounced will be on the same plane of 
artistic worth as the above named la- 
dies. It is promised, tentatively, that 
if the revival is a success, the Ameri- 
can people will have a chance to re- 
new acquaintance with a number of 
the old favorites, in the class of opera 
comique, which has entirely disap- 
peared from the American stage these 
many years, but which affords more 
ooportunity for delightful recreation 
than any form of music now before 
the people. 

If these revivals include operas 
from the best of the German, English 
and Viennesse .composers, we will be 
gainers in both pleasure and educa- 
tion, for there is a world of delight 
in operas like "The Grand Duchess." 
the "Bellman," "Clover," "Queen's 
Lace Handkerchief," "Falka," "Na- 
non," and a score of others, all of 
which need real singers and good ac- 
tors to make them go. 

A representative of the "Lokalan- 
zeiger" has visited Richard Strauss in 
his cottage at Garmisch, Bavaria, and 
has had an interesting talk about his 
new opera, "Der Rosencavalier," the 
libretto of wdiich has been written by 
.Hugo von Hoffmannsthal. The com- 
poser says he tried to fit the music 
to the light, sweet character of Hoff- 
mannsthal's poetrv. hence it is light 
and fantastic. "The orchestration," 
he observed, "is not as strong as in 
'Salome' or 'Elektra.' but on the other 
hand it would not do to have it as 

A Terrible Blunder 

Druggist — Whatever is the matter 
with you? You seem awfully excited 
over something or other. 

Assistant — No wonder. Mrs. Griggs- 
by wanted an ounce of boric acid; and 
I gave her an ounce of strychnine by 

Druggist — Well, of all the careless 
idiots, you head the list! Have you 
any idea of the value of strychnine?- 

Blanchard Hall Studio Building 

Devoted exclusively to Music, Art, 
Science. Studios and Halls for all 
purposes for rent. Largest studio 
building in the West. For terms 
and all information apply to 
233 S. Broadway, 232 S. Hill St. Los Angeles, Cal. 




An indexed review of all action by Council, Board of Public Works, Commissions and Officials, relating to property 
improvement or of geneial interest. Record closes Wednesday night. 

Public WorK by Streets 

1st St., ; id Ave. ami Hill 

ill, et ai, 

: change of grade. Sustained 

and proceedings ordered abandoned. 

1st St.; report from the Clerk for 

;ng and Widening of 

"In the matter of widening 

st 1st St. from Boyle Ave. 

crly, •there is an assessment on ihe 

rly 40 feet of Lot 7, Block '11.' 

Subdivision of Lots 2 and 3 and part 

its 4 and 5 of Block 60 and part 

ts 1 and 6, Block 63, Han. 

Survey, amounting to $4.15. This 

amount is now due, and I would ask 

that City Council transfer this amount 

to the Opening and Widening fund 

to pay such assessment." Ref. to 

Finance Com. 

4th St.; pet. from Henry C. Narron, 
et al, asking that proceedings be in- 
stituted for the opening of said street 
between Western Ave. and Harvard 
Blvd. to a width of 80 ft. Ref. to 
Sts and Blvds. Com. 

7th St.; ordinance of intention to 
improve said street between Corona 
St. and Spence St., by grading, gravel- 
ing, oiling, curbing and guttering. 
Adopted. This work is to be done 
under the Bond provisions of the 
Vrooman Act. 

7th St.; City Electrician reported: 
"I beg to return herewith petition 
from R. F. Whittles)', et al, request- 
ing exclusion from the proposed dis- 
trict to be assessed for the lighting of 
7th St. from Boyle Ave. to Hoover. 
The petitioners represent a majority 
of the frontage on Seventh St., from 
the River to Boyle Ave., and 1 would 
therefore recommend that the above 
section, viz., 7th St. from Boyle to 
the River, be excluded from the pro- 
posed lighting district." Granted. 

8th and Golden; pet. from E. A. 
Davis, asking that the lot and parking 
be burned off corner of 8th and Gol- 
den Ave. Ref. to Chief of Police for 
his immediate attention. 

10th St., east and west of Gramercy 
Place; pet. from Country Club Drive 
for permission to improve by private 
contract. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

11th St., east and west of Gramercy 
Place; pet. from Country Club Drive 
for permission to improve by private 
contract. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

11th St.; pet. from G. W. Wicks, 
et al, for the reduction of assessment 
against Lot at southwest corner of 
11th St. and Hobart Blvd. for the im- 
provement of 11th St. Set for hear- 
ing July 26th. 

35th St.; ordinance of intention to 
improve said street from Figueroa St. 
to Wesley Ave., by grading and gut- 
tering. Adopted. This work is to be 
dour under the bond provisions of 
the Vrooman Act, District Plan. 

43rd St.; maps of the assessment 
district for the improvement of said 
strut between Hooper Ave. and Cen- 
tral Ave. Adopted. 

55th St.; maps of the assessment 
district for the improvement of said 
street between Central Ave. and a 
line 800 feet westerly therefrom. 

58th St., from Moneta to Main; ord. 
establishing grade. Adopted. 

Ave. 28, Montecito St. to Agate St.; 
time for hearing of protests against 
assessment for improvement set for 
August 9. 

Alley; protest from the Title Guar- 
antee and Trust Co. et al, protesting 
against the present improvement and 
also against the grade of the alley 
east of Bixel St. from 6th St. to Or- 
ange St. Set for hearing July 19. 

Alley; pet. from Win. Garland et al, 
for improvement undi vet ot 

between Hope Si. ami I 
St. from 1st alky south of 12th St. 
in Pii •: alii y south of 12th 

■ in Hope St. io Flower. Ref. 
Pub. Wk>.. 

Alley, wi I 'lace in 

n of 11 tli St.; pet. from 
for permi 
in improve by private contract. Kef. 
Pub. Wks. 

Alley, east of Bixel St., from oth 

'range; protest from T. In- ,\: 

Tr. iCo. against improvement and 

grading. Action deferred until July 


Alley; petition from the S. P., I. A. 
& S. L. Ry. Co., for the vacation of 
certain alley between the first alley 
north of East First St. and extending 
from the west line of Myers St. to 
the east line of the official bed of the 
Los Angeles River. Referred to the 
Board of Public Works with instruc- 
tions that they confer with the prop- 
erty owners in' the immediate vi- 

Adelaide St., bet. Camulos St. and 
Euclid Ave.; ord. establishing grade. 

Belmont Ave.; petition from E. T. 
L. Nevin, complaining of the accumu- 
lation of discarded household goods, 
etc., stored under Residence No. 634 
Belmont Ave. Referred to the City 
Attorney with instructions to take 
such steps as may be necessary for 
the removal of the said household 

Chester Place, (Wilmington) ; peti- 
tion from H. B. Gibson and report of 
the City Engineer, recommending 
the vacation and abandonment of 
Chester Place, East 9th St. and the 
two alleys shown on may of Tract 
No. 529, the final ordinance to be 
held until petitioner files a map 
showing a new subdivision made in 
accordance with the suggestions of 
the City Engineer. Adopted. 

Carillo St.; maps of the assessment 
district for the improvement of said 
street between West Kensington 
Road and Ridge Way. Adopted. 

Castelar St., from Ord St. to Sun- 
set Blvd.; assessment and diagram 
for widening of said street. Adopted. 

Country Club Drive; pet. from 
Country Club Park for permission to 
improve said St. lying E. and W. of 
Gramercy Place, by private contract. 
Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Edgar St and Olympian Ave.; peti- 
tion from Eva N. Myer et al, asking 
that the name of Edgar St. and 
Olympian Ave. be changed to Lc- 
moyne St. Ref. to Sts. and Blvds. 

Gramercy Place; pet. from Country 
-Club Park, et al, for the sewering of 
said street between a point 130 ft. 
north of the north line of Pico St. 
and a point just north of 10th St. 
Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Also pet. from Country Club Park, 
for permission to improve under pri- 
vate contract Gramercy Place between 
a point 400 ft. north of the north line 
of Pico St., and the south curb line 
of San Marino St. Ref. to Bd. Pub. 

Grace Ave., (Hollywood); maps of 
the assessment district for the im- 
provement of said street between 
Franklin Ave. and Grand View Ave. 

Guirado St., bet. Camulos St. and 
Evergreen Ave.; ord. establishing 
grade. Adopted. 

Hasse St.; pet. from N. C. Madsen, 
et al. for the improvement of said 
street between Sierra St. and east 

ry. Bond Act. Kef. ; 
rub. Wks. 

Hollywood Bonnie Brier Tract; for 

ince, n Marj Penman Noll, 

a surface easement for public street 
Purposes over Lot 79 of .-.aid tract. 
Said easement lies on the south side 

ollj « 1 Blvd. wesl of Hi 

Ave. Adopted. 

Holmes Ave.; petition from John 
W. Gooch ei al, requesting a wider 
roadway in said strict between 51st 
and 55th streets, the Board of Public 
W inks reported that tlie contract for 
the improvement of said street had 
already been let. Petition therefore 
denied and filed. 

J. M. Roberts Tract, (Hollywood); 
deed to the city for street purposes 
from Jesse Martin Roberts and wife, 
for Lot 25 of J. M. Roberts Tract. 
The said lot lies north of Franklin 
A\c. and east of Vine St., Hollywood. 

Lake Shore Ave.; ordinance estab- 
lishing the name of Lake Shore Ave. 
between 1st St. and Temple St. 
Adopted. On a map recorded in 1884 
this street was called Lake Avenue. 

Loretta St.; pet. from Mrs. Isabella 
King, et al, asking that a permanent 
foot bridge be built across the Ar- 
royo at Loretta St., from Marmion 
Way to Ave. 34. Ref. to Bd. Educa- 
tion and Bridge Com. 

Maryland St.; ordinance establish- 
ing the name of a certain street be- 
tween Alvarado St. and Boylston St. 
as Maryland St. Adopted. 

Marmion Way Passing Track; peti- 
tion from the A. T. & S. F. R. R. 
Co., asking for a franchise to con- 
struct a passing track across Aves. 
54, 55 and 56, on Marmion Way. 
Denied and filed. 

Marengo Ave., pet. from R. Molony, 
et al, for the improvement of said 
street between State St. and the angle 
in Marengo Ave. west of said street. 
Private contract. Ref. to Bd. Pub. 

Mission Road; report from the 
Clerk for -the Opening and Widening 
of Streets: "In the matter of assess- 
ment for the widening of Mission 
Road, from Aliso St. to the easterly 
city line, there is an assessment on 
the East Side Park, amounting to 
$13,309.10. This amount is now due, 
and I would ask that City Council 
transfer that amount to the Opening 
and Widening Fund to pay such as- 
sessment." Ref. to Finance Com. 

Olive St.; protest from C. Connell 
et al, against the change of grade of 
Olive St. between Temple St. and 2nd 
St. Sustained and proceedings or- 
dered abandoned. 

Pacheco St., bet. 1st and Court; 
ord. establishing grade. Adopted. 

Pico St. from Alta Ave. to former 
west city boundry line; ord. estab- 
lishing grade. Adopted. 

Pennsylvania Ave.; ordinance of in- 
tention to construct a cement side- 
walk on each side of said street, be- 
tween Mathews St. and Fickett St.. 
tinder the provisions of the Johnson 
Act. This ordinance calls for no work 
in street intersections. Adopted. 

Prewett St., front westerly termina- 
tion of said street to Minnesota St.; 
draft of intention to order the open- 
ing of said street. Adopted. 

Rampart Heights; for acceptance, 
from Andrews Blvd. Company et al. 
n deed to the City for street purposes 
for Lots No. 61, 62 and 63. of Ram- 
part Heights. Division B Adopted. 

San Pedro St.; petition front W'right 
& Callender, agents for Mrs. Ralph 
Leon, for the reduction of penalties 
against her property for the opening 

and wi.!. nni- oi San i Ydro street. 

Referred to the City Ally, for rc- 
porl hi whether or not the Coun- 
cil have the right to cancel aid 

Staunton Ave.; petition from Rob- 

Barron protesting against the 

proposed sewering of Staunton Ave. 

between Vernon Ave. and 49th St. 


University Place; petition from lit. 
Pioneer Investment and Trust Co., 
asking that the streets in the Pioneer 
Investment and Trust Company's 
University Place be accepted as pub- 
lic streets. Referred to the Board of 
Public Works. 

Vermont Ave., from 36th Place to 
McClintock Ave.; draft of ord. of in- 
tention to order the widening of said 
street to a width of 80 feet. Adopted. 

Wilson St., from Enterprise to 7th; 
protest from United Casting Co. 
against widening. Sustained and pro- 
ceedings ordered abandoned. 

Wilson St.; pet. from W. B. 
Thompson, et al, protesting against 
the widening of said street between 
7th and Enterprise Sts. Failed. 

Witmer St.; pet. from Witmer 
Bros. Co., et al, for abandoning of 
proceedings for the sewering of said 
strut between 6th and 3rd St. Set 
for hearing July 26 and in meantime 
referred to City Eng. for report as 
to frontage. 

Wilmington St.; maps of the assess- 
ment district for the improvement of 
said street between 1st St. and its 
intersection with 2nd St. and San 
Pedro. Adopted. 

Warehouse Court; City Eng. re- 
ported: "The request of the Niagara 
Building Co. that Warehouse Court, 
in the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe 
Warehouse Tract, be vacated, was re- 
ferred to this department some 
months ago. In a favorable report 
sent to the Board of Public Works, 
this department recommended that 
the City retain a necessary right of 
way for a public sewer, which was 
built some four years previous. No 
reference however, was made in the 
ordinance to the sewer right of way. 
I recommend that this department be 
instructed to present an ordinance 
which would cause said reservation 
to be made in the proposed vacation, 
and which would repeal the above 
mentioned ordinance of intention. 


1st St.; for improving said street 
between Loma Drive and Union Ave. 

51st St.; for improving said street 
from the east line of Long Beach 
Ave. to the east, line of the Furlong 
Home Tract. 

Morton Ave.; for improving said 
street from the easterly line of Echo 
Park Ave. to the westerly line of 
Park Drive. 

San Julian St.; for improving said 
street from the southerly line of 5th 
St. to the northerly line of 7th St. 


Alley; for improvement in the alley 
north of 8th St. between the north- 
westerly line of Lake St. and the 
southeasterly line of Grand View St. 
Awarded to B. C. Nichols, at $107 
per lin. ft. for grading and graveling 
complete: 30c per sq. ft. for vitrified 
block gutter. Aggregate amount 

Seaton St.; for street improvement 
in said street from the southerly line 
hi Vincent St. to the northerly line 
of Palmetto St. Awarded to The 



Barber Asphalt Paving Co. at 18c per 
sq. ft. for asphalt paving; 32c per lin. 
ft. for cement curb; 27.3c per sq. ft. 
for vitrified block gutter. Aggregate 
amount $10,259.11. 

General Legislation 

Ave. 43 Bridge; ordinance of inten- 
tion to construct, a bridge across the 
Arroyo Seco at Avenue 43. Ref. to 
Bridge Com. 

Aqueduct; report of the Board of 
Public Works requesting the adoption 
of a resolution authorizing the said 
Board to purchase under the emer- 
gency provisions of the iCity Charter, 
without advertising or inviting bids, 
certain repair parts for the Marion 
Steam Shovel, used on the Los An- 
geles Aqueduct. Adopted. 

Bath House Ordinance; ord. pro- 
hibiting the maintenance of public 
bathing places without a permit from 
Police Com., and providing that no 
person shall be attended by a mem- 
ber of the opposite sex, unless such 
person be a physician. Ref. to Legis- 
lation Com. 

Book of Penal Laws for Policemen; 
request of Police (Com. that a bound 
copy of city penal ordinances he 
added to the equipment of each po- 
lice officer. Ref. to Supply Com. 

Bridge at Ave. 52; maps of the as- 
sessment district for the construction 
of a bridge on Ave. 52 southeasterly 
from Aliso St., across the Arroyo 
Seco. Adopted. 

Brooklyn Ave. Car Line; City Atty. 
reported: "I return pet. from C. M. 
Farwell and Brooklyn-Evergreen Im- 
provement Ass'n., said petitions re- 
quest your honorable body to adver- 
tise for sale a street railway franchise 
upon Evergreen Ave. and Blanchard 
St., the same to be an extension of 
the present Brooklyn Ave. car line. I 
am informed that the petitions were 
referred to the Bd. of Public Utilities 
and that a report was made recom- 
mending that the same be denied for 
the reason that the person or cor- 
noration that is to operate the rail- 
road is not an applicant for the fran- 
chise. I am informed that the Bd. of 
Pub. Utilities did not report as to 
the advisability of offering the fran- 
chise for sale. Such report should be 
made before the franchise is offered 
for sale. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Utilities. 

Cold Storage Bldgs; ordinance, add- 
ing a new section to Ordinance No. 
19.900, and providing certain regula- 
tions in the erection of cold storage 
buildings. Adonted. 

City Treasurer's Report; annual re- 
port of the city treasurer, showing a 
balance on hand of $3,306,533.(53, read 
and filed. 

City Forester; report of Inspector 
of Public Works: "Some time ago the 
work of the City Forester was trans- 
ferred to the Street Department, and 
to meet the emergency and care for 
the work until some more satisfac- 
tory arrangement could be made, we 
have been doing the work in a per- 
functory way, and not at all in keep- 
ing with the spirit of the ordinance 
wdiich created the City Forester. 
Other work which belongs more prop- 
erly to this department is being neg- 
lected and I respectfully request that 
the Street Department be relieved 
from the duties of City Forester." 
Bd. Pub. Wks. requested that ordi- 
nance be adopted creating in the 
Bureau of Street Maintenance and In- 
spection a position to take care of 
the duties prescribed by ordinance, re- 
lating to the matter of the care and 
supervision of trees and the planting 
and removal thereof in public streets. 
Ref. to Supply Com. 

City Engineer's Report: City En 
gineer filed annual report with Bd. of 
Pub. Wks, showing that during the 
fiscal year just closed there were $1,- 
280.347.46 of street and other im- 
provements completed by his depart- 
ment. Number of miles of paved 
streets for which plans were presented 
were 21.969, while 12.198 miles of 

graded and graveled street plans were 
prepared by the city engineer. Plans 
for 143.627 miles of curbs, sidewalks 
and gutters were prepared, and a total 
of 34.167 miles of street work was ac- 
cepted by the city. House numbers, 
issued in conjunction with building 
permits, to the number of 10,064, were 
given out by the city engineer. The 
department received 3360 orders of 
improvement from the council and 
issued 2762 permits for the construc- 
tion of sewers. 

Damage Claim; pet. from Michael 
Morley's administrator, for damages 
in the sum of $10,300 for injuries sus- 
tained while employed on the aque- 
duct. Ref. to City Atty. for report 
as to legality of the claim. 

Dice Shaking; City Prosecuting 
Atty. submitted to Council views of 
Police Com. in regard to dice shaking 
at cigar stands. Communication 

states that this form of gambling 
gives passers-by, and particularly 
strangers, a bad impression of the 
city, as in many cases it is not known 
that gambling is allowed for mer- 
chandise only. Also that dice shak- 
ing has a demoralizing effect upon 
the participant and begets a gambling 
spirit. The privilege of dice shaking 
for merchandise is frequently abused 
by being converted into straight 
gambling for money as investigations 
have revealed. Police Com. deems it 
advisable that another public vote 
should be taken on the question at 
the earliest possible time. Ref. to 
Pub. Welfare Com. 

Entertainment Permit Wanted; pet. 
from J. Woodward Logan .asking that 
i special permit be granted Logan's 
Academy of Fine Arts at 2132 W. Jef- 
ferson St. to give entertainments of 
a musical nature and charge a small 
admission fee. Ref. to Legis. Com. 

Expense of Water Suit; Finance 
Com. recommended that $1,000 be 
transferred from general expense 
fund to City Atty's fund to pay ex- 
penses of engineers and other experts 
and for transcript of the testimony in 
the case of the Union Hollywood 
Water Company against the City of 
Los Angeles brought to restrain the 
city from enforcing the rate ordinance 
recently adopted, now on trial in the 
Superior Court, Adopted. 

Fire Dept. Employes; ord. increas- 
ing the number of employes in Fire 
Dept. caused by the equipment of 2 
new engine houses, Nos. 23 and 24. 

Garbage Collection; report of the 
Board of Public Works concerning 
the removal of garbage to a point 
five miles beyond the corporate limits 
before disposition of the same and in 
reference to receptacles for garbage 
along the sidewalks. Ref. to Public 
Welfare Com. 

Garbage Collection; pet. from Wil- 
shire Imp. Assn., asking that garbage 
in all the districts which are not at 
present included in the city's contract 
he collected by the City Garbage Col- 
lectors. Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

Health Officer's Report; annual re- 
port of Dr. L. M. Powers, Health 
Officer, submitted and filed. 

Harbor Rates; motion that Coun- 
cil continue hearing on rates to be 
charged those engaged in managing 
and operating public wharves at the 
harbor, until August 9th. Adopted. 

Industrial District; pet. from C. F, 
Stetzel, asking permission to install 
at 720 W. Pico St. power to run wood- 
working machinery consisting of a 
saw and planer. Ref. to Legis. Com. 

Industrial Districts 

Resolution that an industrial dis- 
trict be created in the territory 
bounded by Arlington Ave., Third 
Ave., Santa Monica Ave., and Santa 
Barbara Ave., or the prolongation of 
the lines of said avenues, if the same 
are not opened or extended to inter- 
sect with the other avenues named. 

Building Company requesting that the 
territory in the discrict bounded by 
Pasadena Ave., Ave. 36 and Carlots 
Boulevard be set aside as an indus- 
trial district. Denied. 

Draft of ordinance excepting from 
the residence district property on the 
west side of Central Ave. between 
50th and 51st streets as petitioned for 
by Geo. H. Duvall. Adopted. 

Draft of ordinance excepting from 
the residence district property at the 
intersection of 35th and Cimarron 
streets as petitioned for by the Un- 
ion Hollywood Water Co. Adopted. 

Petition from August Ebsen et al, 
requesting the creation of an indus- 
trial district to include Lots 121 and 
122 of Brook's subdivision of the 
Philbin. Resolution that an industrial 
be not -created at the point men- 
tioned, but that said lots be excluded 
from the residence district. Adopted. 

Petition from Clara A. Martin et 
al, asking that there be included in 
the industrial districts property with- 
in a boundary line described as fol- 
lows: Commencing at the intersec- 
tion of the Southern Pacific Railroad 
and Vermont Ave.; thence north to 
37th Drive; thence west to Walton 
Ave.; thence south to the Southern 
Pacific Railroad; thence east to the 
point of beginning, . Filed. Protest 
from N. D. Danford et al, protesting 
against the contemplated creation of 
an industrial district in the above de- 
scribed territory. Filed. ' 

Petition from F. I. Kimball re- 
questing that Lot 9. Wise tract, be 
excepted from the residence district. 
Granted, and City Attorney instructed 
to prepare necessary ordinance. 

Petition from Montgomery-Mullin 
Lumber Co., et al, asking that there 
be excluded from the residence dis- 
trict and set apart as an industrial 
district that property situated at the 
intersection of Piedmont Ave. and 
Ave. 58, etc. Denied and filed, as a 
portion of the land herein described 
is contemplated to be condemned for 
park purposes. 

Petition from the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Voter's League, asking 
that different kinds of districts be 
created to properly protect the vari- 
ous interests of the City. Filed. 

Report of the Board of Public 
Works recommending that the terri- 
tory contiguous to the Salt Lake 
Railroad from the Arroyo to the 
North City Limits, be not set aside 
as an industrial district. Adopted. 

Petition from R. L. Phister re- 
questing that the northwest corner of 
Stephenson Ave. and Indiana St. be 
excepted from the residence district. 
Granted and City Attorney instructed 
to prepare necessary ordinance. 

Municipal Band; pet. from Feder- 
ated Imp. Assn., et al, asking that if 
the city employs a band for the com- 
ing year to play in the parks that a 
part of the time it be divided into 

two bands which shall play in differ- 
ent parts of the city. Ref. to Munici- 
pal Music Com. 

New City Hall; petition from the' 
N., N. E. and N. W. Improvement 
Association relative to proposed plans 
for the new city hall at the Temple 
Block. Placed on file for future ref- 

Oil Inspector; comm. from Oil In- 
spector stating that request for the 
appointment of a clerk in his depart- 
ment has been favorably reported on 
by the Supply Committee, but be- 
cause of the opposition of a council- 
man, the ordinance creating such a 
position has never been adopted. Oil 
inspector therefore asks for an in- 
vestigation of his department find- 
ings to be reported to council. Ref. 
to Supply Com. 

Pasadena Ave. Bridge; ordinance 
authorizing the construction of a con- 
crete bridge across the Arroyo Seco 
at Pasadena Ave. Adopted. 

Pasadena Water Supply; communi- 
cation from the Pasadena Civic Asso- 
ciation, asking that Los Angeles 
designate the steps necessary to be 
taken to enable Pasadena to obtain 
part of the Owens River water when 
our aqueduct is completed. Referred 
to the Board of Water Commis- 

Park Terrace; pet. from H. F. 
Gardner et al, for the vacation of a 
strip of ground lying between the 
grade for a sidewalk on the side of 
Park Terrace and the front line of 
private property which fronts south 
on said street. Ref. to Sts. and Blvds. 

Posting Street Notices; in the mat- 
ter of the report of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works relative to the posting of 
notices on streets, in which they state 
that they have been notified by the 
Chief of Police to discontinue the 
practice of posting notices of street 
work and other notices of similar 
character on the poles, trees, and 
curbs located along the line of pro- 
posed public work, or in the district 
affected. City Attorney instructed 
to present to the Council the neces- 
sary ordinance amending the present 
ordinance so that the City Engineer 
may be allowed to use poles along 
the line of the proposed street im- 

Protection of Grade Crossings; pet. 
from Highland Park Protective Asso- 
ciation, et al, asking that the matter 
of protecting the grade crossings at 
Avenue 20 and the Santa Fe Ry. be 
referred to a committee of the Coun- 
cil and not to the Utility Commission, 
and that a hearing be given on the 
same. Ref. to Pub. Welfare Com. 

Protection of Grade Crossings; 
comm. from N., N. E. & N. W. Imp. 
Assn.. approving the petition of the 
Highland Park Protective League, 
aiking for the installation of the 
block signal system and derailing de- 
vice at all steam railway grade cross- 
ings between Highland Park and the 
down town district and requesting the 
foregoing or other safeguards for the 
public in all other parts of the city 
wdierever needed. Ref. to Public Wel- 
fare Com. 

Prize Fight Pictures; pet. from the 
Givic Association and Ebell Club of 
Los Angeles asking that immediate 


Petition from the Talbott Concrete 

Los Angeles bank clearings from July 6th to 12th inclusive, showing 
comparisons with corresponding weeks of 1909 and 1908: 

1910. 1909. 1908. 

July 6 $ 3.345.550.23 $3,076,615.44 $1,911,587.67 

July 7 2.730.467.62 2.417.644.99 1.666.376.65 

July 8 2.639.851.64 2.752.300.96 1.628,142.85 

July 9 2.526.459.63 1.978.541.64 1.872.109.68 

Tuly 11 2.722.651.82 2.269.O30.5S 2.126.616.67 

July 12 2,525,627.71 2.572.900.63 1.704,678.85 

Total $16,490,608.65 $15,067,034.24 $10,909,512.37 




Police Surgeon Wants Salary In- 
creased; comm from Charlt 

artment He ask* th 

month instead of the present $90 sal- 

' hi> own salary, 

in view of the number of hours lie 

must give to the emergency hospital 

■ I from $150 to $250. 

Zer: that in the future he 

shall refuse to attend a patient for 

subsequent to discharge from the 

ital. This dcci-; as a 

of adverse criticism on the part 

the medical Fraternity. 

He asks that tne pay of male m 

rom $75 to $S5, and sug- 
that two weeks' vacation with 
every member of his 
force during each year. Report 
recommends that female nurses be 
paid $75 per month and requests that 
Police Station 
lie attended by a physician in the im- 
mediate neighborhood who shall be 
paid $25 per month. Ref. to Supply 

Pure Milk Supply; ord. requiring a 
tuberculin test of all cows supplying 
milk to customers in the city. Adopt- 

Reserve Fund; ord. creating a cer- 
tain fund to be designated as the Re- 
serve Fund and providing for the ap- 
portionment of certain moneys there- 
in. Adopted. 

Sale of City Hall; pet. from N., N. 
E. & N. W. Imp. Assn., requesting 
that the City Atty. be authorized to 
render an opinion as to the sale of the 
i:l City Hall. Ref. to City Atty. 
for report. 

Storm Drain System; pet. from 
Robert Mayer, et al, asking that pro- 
ceedings in the matter of installing 
a storm drain system in the section 
bounded by L. A. River, Aliso St., 
Pennsylvania Ave. and 1st Sts. be 
abandoned. Set for hearing July 26th 
and in the meantime referred to the 
City Eng. for report as to frontage. 

Steel Frame Towers; ordinance add- 
ing a new section to Ordinance No. 
19,900 (New Series), regulating the 
construction of steel frame towers. 

Tents; pet. asking an amendment 
to that portion of building ord. re- 
lating to the erection of tents and 
movable structures in the fire limits. 

Tract No. 923; map of said tract, a 
new subdivision lying between 
Hoover St. and Vermont Ave. and 
north of 92nd St. Adopted. 

Tract No. 931, (Wilmington); map 
of Tract No. 931, a new subdivision 
lying between E and F Sts., West 2nd 
and West 3rd Sts., Wilmington. The 
said map is a resubdivision of Block 
8. Range 4, of New San Pedro, and 
dedicates new alleys within said 
block. Adopted. 

Temple Block and Sale of City 
Hall; Committee of Council called at- 
tention to number of vacant rooms in 
that building and also the needs of 
the departments of the City Gov't., 
wdio were asking for additional room 
ami suggested that some provision be 
made for the transferring of some of 
the departments to said bldg. and also 
that some assurance should be given 
the tenants now occupying the Tem- 
ple Block as to the length of time 
they may be allowed to rent same 
and moved that the City Atty. be 
instructed to furnish Council with a 
written opinion whether or not the 
Council has the right to authorize the 
sale of the present City Hall prop- 
erty without referring said sale to a 
vote of the people. Adopted. 

Vacation for Mayor; request of 
Mayor for 30 days' leave of absence. 


From Jti 

.1 J. B 

permits amountii 

'51, which 

of Valua- 
Permits. tion. 

.... o S 44.4oil 
I). 1 story frame. . 99 155,839 

I frame.. 8 -M.t^xi 

1>. 2 story frame. In 44,782 

Churches (all classes)... 2 14,170 

Sheds, barns (frame).., 31 11,507 

Foundations only 1 28,580 

Brick alterations 11 3,910 

Frame alterations 70 20,903 

Grand total 238 $348,751 

mparisons with last year: 
From lulv 1st to Ink 8th 

1909, inclusive 166 $265,672 

npiled by Mark C. Colin, Chief 


An important political work before 
the country is the election of the next 
congress. The actual election occurs 
on November 8. The result, however 
will be largely determined at the 
nominating conventions and at the 
nominating primaries. Subject to the 
call of the local party organizations, 
nominating conventions are held in 
those states where direct primary 
laws have not yet been enacted. 
Nominating primaries are held in 
those states where direct primary 
laws secure the more direct expres- 
sion of the popular will. These pri- 
maries occur on various dates. In 
Indiana Ohio, Kentucky, Maine, Penn- 
sylvania, Iowa, South Dakota, North 
Dakota and Vermont they have al- 
ready taken place. Contrasted with 
the months before and after, July is 
remarkable for the absence of nomi- 
nating primaries, only Texas break- 
ing the silence. In August seven 
states act, and in September eight. 
On the other hand, only one state — 
New York — acts in October. So far 
the results of the primaries have em- 
phasized the progressive and radical 
element in the Republican party. 
Perhaps the most striking event oc- 
curred at Pittsburg, where the Hon. 
John Dalzell, present representative 
in congress, all but failed of renomi- 
nation. The reasons for this are not 
far to seek. The country has grown 
away from the type of statesmanship 
represented by Mr. Dalzell. He has 
been Speaker Cannon's chief lieuten- 
ant in the committee on rules. But 
Cannonism defied the country once 
too often, and died. Mr. Dalzell is 
an ultra-protectionist. The country 
demands a lower tariff. . He is op- 
posed to a permanent, non-partisan 
tariff commission. The country wants 
it. He even objects to any inquiry 
by the present temporary tariff board 
into the cost of production here and 
abroad. The country backs the 
president in desiring the investiga- 
tion. Under these circumstances, 
what does Mr. Dalzell's twenty-three 
years in congress avail? What avails 
his return there more times continu- 
ously than any other member save 
one? What avails his previous ma- 
jorities of ten thousand? His fall to 
a few hundred votes is significant as 
to other contests of similar character. 
For if, in the protection-ridden seat 
of the iron and steel industry, this 
leading ultra-protectionist barely wins 
renomination. where shall others of 
his type in less protectionist states 
stand? — Outlook (New York). 

and the .■■ 

Insurgent Republicans, who, to save 

a principle, kill a bad bill 


where, with the Democrats. N 

machine, ti a bad 

measure ..r kid- :\ g 1 one, in I 

or elsewhi 
i.. ,i\ :iil i Democrat! 

To illustrate: Cannon, to save him- 
self and his interest-serving rules, 
drummed up a couple of dozen Demo- 
cratic votes, and rewarded his Demo- 
cratic allies by giving them promi- 
nent committee appointments. In the 
New York Legislature the other day 
the majority of the Republicans voted 

for a Direct Primary hill which had 
the approval of Governor Hughes, 
Colonel Roosevelt and the majority 
ol the people of New York state. The 
Republican machine, however, joined 
hands with the Tammany Democrats, 
and killed the hill by a majority of 
one vote. 

"Party regularity," then, is the shib- 
boleth which the machine uses to de- 
ceive independent voters and legisla- 
tors into serving the machine, but 
which the machine never hesitates to 
violate whenever its sordid interests 
call for such violation. "Party regu- 
larity" always inures to the benefit of 
the machine and to the disadvantage 
of the people. Political parties should 
serve the people. So long as they do 
that, "party regularity," as a promi- 
nent California politician once said of 
party platforms, is "molasses to catch 
flies" — and the "flies" who arc caught 
are always the people who are fooled 
into being "regular" and "voting the 
ticket straight." 

The people should be no more "reg- 
ular" than the machine is. The peo- 
ple's "regularity" should consist, as 
the machine's does, in voting for those 
candidates, be they Republican or 
Democratic, who will best serve their 
interests. Let the people learn from 
the machine how to win political vic- 
tories and defeat their opponents. — ■ 
Oakland Enquirer. 


"The alliance between business and 
politics is the most dangerous thing 
in our political life. The special in- 
terest must get out of politics, or the 
American people will put them out of 
business. There is no third course. 

"The people of the United States 
demand a new deal and a square deal. 
To try to divert the march of an 
aroused public conscience from this 
righteous, inevitable conflict by 
means of obsolete political catch- 
words is like trying to dam the 
Mississippi with dead leaves. 

"To drive the special interests out 
of politics is a vast undertaking, for 
in politics lies their strength. 

"Tp these ends, many unfaithful 
public servants must be retired, much 
wise legislation must be framed and 
passed and the struggle will be bitter 
and long. But it will be well worth 
all it will cost, for self-government is 
at stake." — Gifford Pinchot at St. 



The machine politicians and their 
organs insist on "party regularity" for 
other people but-not for the machine. 
They denounce, as Cannon. Aldrich 

A. J. Wallace, Lincoln-Roosevelt 
Republican candidate for Lieutenant- 
Governor, and John M. Eshleman, 
candidate for Railroad Commissioner, 
have been making a tour of the coast 
counties south of San Francisco, 
speaking to large and intensely inter- 
ested crowds of voters. They began 
their speaking in the southern part of 
San Luis Obispo county, traveling 

In spite of the fact that the weather 
was hot and farmers and ranchmen 
were extremely busy, the latter left 
their work by the hundreds to hear 
the candidate for president of the 
state senate and the first people's rep- 

■. Southern I'a- 
thc issues of the camp; 
ft is i at the evening 

mass meetings held during 
influential Republicans— bankers, 
chants, big ranchmen 
heretofore have i 
ganization" men. actn ely pa 

statements of the bo thai 

there was nothing in the insurgent 
movement in California, 


Wherein They Differ 

["here is in the United States today 
an unrest without a parallel. I ven- 
ture to say that out of it there will 
come an inestimable public blessing. 
Already the sovereign will of the peo- 
ple has made it manifest in every 
commonwealth that the political boss 
must go, and in most of them he has 
gone. I do not myself know anything 
about a political boss, for, thank God, 
I was born in a state and I now live 
in a state where he is an unknown 
political quantity; but I have read 
enough about his operations in other 
fields to excite my unspeakable ab- 
horrence of him; and no man rejoices 
in his elimination from American pol- 
itics more than I do. But I have not 
failed to note that some politicians do 
not fairly distinguish between the 
leader and the boss. 

In every great affair of this life 
there must be a leader; in every great 
struggle for human liberty and hu- 
man rights there have been leaders. 
In the long corridors of time there 
are men — majestic figures — wearing 
crowns of glory because they were 
leaders in some great battle for free- 
dom and independence. Men must 
have leaders. I need not tell the Sen- 
ate the difference between a leader 
and a boss. 

A leader is a man of integrity, in- 
tellect and patriotism, who conse- 
crates his talents and his strength to 
the service of his country, asking 
nothing more than his country's bless- 
ing, and valuing that above every- 
thing except the approval of his own 
conscience. A boss is a cunning, self- 
ish and unscrupulous politician, who 
craves power in order that he may 
employ it for his personal interest. The 
one is a lofty character, after which 
we should teach our children to model 
their lives; the other is owe whose ex- 
ample we should teach our boys to 
avoid as we would beg them to flee 
from a pestilence. No greater mistake 
could be made in this Republic than 
to suppose that a boss is necessary to 
a political organization. — Joseph W. 
Bailey, in the United States Senate. 

Force of Habit 

Little Girl — Mummy! (no answer.) 
Mummy! Are those swallows? 

Mummy (deep in her new book) — 
Yes, dear. Don't touch them. — Punch. 

Still There 

"I suppose," began the inquiring 
summer visitor, engagingly, "that the 
wealth in this part of New Hampshire 
is in the soil?" 

The native regarded the shining 
blade of his scythe reflectively. 

"1 reckon it is." he mildly assented. 
"I don't know anybody hereabouts 
that ever got any out of it." — Youth's 



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N'.'i only has Stanton a professional hu- 
morist for pros agent; he lias now the re- 
turned orientalist preacher editor, lecturer 
and wit. kobon J. Burdette, making 

hes in his behalf. Good speeches 
for Mr. Burdette has no other kind in - 

They are punctuated every here and there. 

in the reports by "Laughter," "Applause," 

"Loud Laughter," etc. 

Mr. Burdette objects to candidate John- 
son. Why" Well he gives US the reason, 
apparently the only reason, somewhat at 
length. Mr. Hiram \Y. Johnson is. it seems, 
i of i irove L. Johnson. 

With Mr. Burdette's estimate of the 
father, we entirely agree. He is a reaction- 
: the most bigoted type. He is a ma- 
chine man and a servant of the railway in 
politics. Personally clean and highly agree- 
able of manner, he is, nevertheless, in our 
judgment one of the most dangerous men in 
the State. 

Now, Mr. Burdette, we have something to 

say to you. You are a man of the world, 

ssed of everyday common sense. You 

know a good deal about politics and state 


Grove L. Johnson is elected each term to 
the legislature by the people of Sacramento. 
That is their affair. But once elected he is 
a state affair. 

Xow what is the exact spot in all the leg- 
islature where this man, a clever lawyer, as- 
tute politician, with apparently no civic con- 
science, fiercely reactionary, an enemy of 
all reform — what is just the spot where he 
can do the utmost harm? 

Answer: As chairman of the Judiciary 
I lommittee. 

Question: Who put him there? 

Answer: Speaker of the Assembly Stan- 
ton — the candidate you support. 

Respectfully submitted. 
* * * 

In the name of common humanity some- 
one ought to go about and close all the cel- 
lar doors and sidewalk elevators in the State, 
for the Republican Central Committee seems 
possessed to fall into everything that is left 
open. We had thought its repertoire of 
political blundering was pretty well exhaust- 
ed when it refused to consider the Rowell 
resolution declaring that the Republican 
party would not be controlled by the South- 
ern Pacific, but its latest achievement far 
surpasses that. , 

This is in the form of a letter to Mr. John- 
son. Lincoln-Roosevelt candidate for gov- 
ernor, demanding to know whether he will 
pledge himself to support for election all 
who may be nominated on the Republican 
ticket. So far as known this proposition 
was not put to the other State candidates — 
at least no responses from them have conic 
through up to present writing. And to make 
it more pointed, as an intended insult, the 
letter was fed to the reporters before it was 
put into the mail. 

No doubt the chief boneheads of the com- 


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Entered a, tecond-clasa matter April 5, 1907, at the poitoffice at 
L01 AngeleR, California, under the act of Congreai of Uarch 3,1879. 

mittee, who are deputed to think for the re- 
maining joblot, figured it out that they 
would put Johnson in the hole, for if he 
answered yes it might mean supporting 
Southern Pacific nominees if any should 
creep in ; or, if he answered no, then they 
could set up the claim that he was no true 
Republican and hence should not receive the 
votes of the loyal. ,, 

It would seem that anyone possessing 
even a squint of political foresight would see 
that this was merely providing Mr. Johnson 
with an opportunity to drive home some of 
the lessons he has been teaching. The one 
great issue of the campaign, he asserts, is 
whether the Southern Pacific shall control 
the Republican party in this State. He will 
support men who are right on that issue and 
who have the courage so to declare them- 
selves; but he will not support servants of 
the corporation running under the name of 
Republicans. And this declaration has been 
met everywhere with cheers of approval. It 
is heartily endorsed by the newspapers sup- 
porting Johnson, which outnumber just 
about three to one those supporting any- 
other candidate. 

The old cry of "party regularity" under 
which the looting of our cities and the per- 
version of our State and National govern- 
ments has so long been carried on is lan- 
guishing on its deathbed. Presently it will 
pass into the limbo of the forgotten, where 
dwell now the shades of all the superstitious 
and vicious ideas that have temporarily, 
from time to time, found place in American 
politics. Here they come, trooping along 
for our amused inspection: The A. P. A., 
the "blood)' shirt" of war and sectional ha- 
tred, the doctrine "to the victor belongs the 
spoil," the theory that slaver}- was a local 
institution that only asked to be let alone, 
the right of states to secede when they were 
dissatisfied, the anti-Masonic movement. 
wild-cat State banking, and scores of minor 
local issues long since outworn and dis- 

But the State Republican Committee has 

no conception of the impending change. The 
same performance that took place in this 
city will be enacted in the State at 1. 
The machine will not wake up to what is 
happening until it is beaten and thrown out. 
There used to be a theory that the "organ- 
ization" had all the cleverest men in pol 
that it was full of resource and devices to 
meet exigencies, and that it was sure to win 
;m\ how. As a matter of fact, there is a 
ludicrous element of false alarm about the 
machine. Its capacity to bluff is unlimited, 
but that is a poor substitute for real intelli- 
gence. When Thomas Nast pictured the 
brains of Tammany as a big bag of money, 
he was graphically describing the corpora- 
tion political machine as it exists every- 
where. And the biggest lesson we have be- 
fore us to learn today — all of us, young and 
old — is the limitation on the power of 
money. We have all of us been going down 
on our knees before it — almost but not quite 
all, thank God! — men and women alike, 
good people and bad people, beggars and 
financiers, laborers and captains of industry, 
ministers, college presidents, lawyers, bank- 
ers — all fairly drooling at the sight of the 
great heaped-up masses of the yellow stuff; 
and yet a million dollars looks like 30 cents 
as against one small scrap of eternal truth, 
or one simple ideal of what is right; and the 
Southern Pacific with all its vast wealth can- 
not buy the sort of brains and character that 
it must have to win its fight — as long as we 
can keep that fight out in the open before all 
the people of the State. , 

♦ ♦ ♦ 


In obedience to a request from commer- 
cial and civic bodies and a number of em- 
ployers of labor in the metal trades. Council 
has passed an ordinance restricting the per- 
formance known as picketing, and prohibit- 
ing assemblies of idle men in front of estab- 
lishments where work is in progress. The 
vote was unanimous, and although there was 
some protest from labor union leaders, the 
general sentiment of the community is clear- 
ly in favor of the policy adopted by Council. 

The ordinance is one which cannot pos- 
sibly injure any law-abiding, peaceable citi- 
zen who is attending to his own affairs. It 
is not destructive of the real rights of any- 
body. On the other hand, it will in some 
measure head off law-breaking by forestall- ■ 
ing the opportunity-. 

The American public has always a lively 
interest in the "under dog," and when strik- 
ers have any kind of a case its sympathy is 
likely to be with them. Experience shows, 
moreover, that nine times out of ten that 
side wins in an industrial dispute that en- 
joys the advantage of popular approval. 
Xow we do not pretend to know anything 
about the merits of the brewery strike, ex- 
cept that we believe the strikers are in luck 
to get out of a business that provides them 
with unlimited free beer, but the metal 
trades strike is one of peculiar interest for 
the industrial issues that it involves. 

There were about 3000 men engaged in 
this line of work and they were apparently 


well enough satisfied with wages and gener- 
al conditions ; but because San Francisco has 
been losing business to Los Angeles and 
other Coast towns, the metal trades em- 
ployers and their unionist employees agree 
that trouble must be stirred up here and this 
city compelled to adopt the schedule of pay 
and time and rules that are in vogue around 
the Bay. So a fake "strike" is gotten up, to 
which only a few respond, and then all the 
paraphernalia of pickets, agitators, boycott 
spielers, etc., that go with the professional 
labor row of San Francisco, are installed, 
and our city authorities are expected to be 
good and let the visitors from the North 
have all kinds of fun with us. Well, it "will 
not work that way — not in Los Angeles. The 
Tar Flat gents are welcome to our fair city, 
but will they kindly check their brass 
knuckles at the Police Station — just as a 
guarantee of good faith? 

We have in our day written a good deal 
in defense of the labor union, which is an 
institution in which we very thoroughly be- 
lieve. But there are two propositions that 
we frequently hear advanced by supporters 
of the union idea neither of which we are 
prepared to accept. One is that frequent 
strikes are necessary to get anywhere in 
labor matters, and the other is that violence 
is necessary to win strikes. Some of the 
most powerful and valuable unions in the 
country have been built up on a record of 
either no strikes at all or of strikes only at 
rare intervals and for extreme causes. As 
for violence, we may admit that it may 
shorten a strike and it may .serve to enable 
a bad cause to win, but it is not essential 
to success in labor disputes, and always in 
the long run and frequently in the sihort run 
it ruins the cause of those who appeal to it. 
Of course in a town like San Francisco, 
where the city government is surrendered 
lock, stock and barrel to the unions, violence 
tells, because the place is not under law and 
order but under the lex talionis — the law of 
the claw. And the ultimate result of that 
kind of a regime is moral- and industrial col- 
lapse. None of that for us. We understand 
the law. It is an old and a safe anchor; 
and when we hold to that we know where 
we are. When we let go, almost anything 
may happen to us. If the workman can win 
his fight through his union and within the 
law — well and good. But if he can not, then 
he must wait until society reorganizes the 
whole scheme of things so as to give him a 
better chance at the profits. For that is 
down on the cards also. 

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Our esteemed local contemporary, the 
Graphic, has been taking a census of the 5C0 
daily and weekly papers of the State on gov- 
ernorship preference, and, having answers 
from about 200, publishes the result, which 
gives Johnson SO, Anderson 36, Curry 35 
and Stanton 33. We omit the tail-enders. 

This recalls to us the fact that Pacific Out- 
look has neglected to send in its vote,, which 
makes one more for Johnson. The Graphic 
also asks for an indication of second choice, 
which seems to us rather a footless request, 
as only one vote is taken in the direct pri- 
mary, and a plurality settles the fight. Why 
doesn't the Graphic ask us : "If you had a 
brother would he like cheese?" 

The Graphic, which is supporting Stanton 
with all the wild enthusiasm of a conserva- 
tive Democrat voting for B^an, confides in 
its readers with the admission that "Johnson 
is a certain winner at the August primaries, 
unless the opposition concentrates on Stan- 

ton." This is very like saying that the 
25th of this month will be Monday, unless a 
special session of Congress should change it 
to Saturday. The probability that Curry 
and Anderson, who have each of them a 
good organization and a strong following all 
over the State, one of them backed by the 
saloons and tough element and the other by 
the Southern Pacific — both strong factors in 
politics — should be willing to pull down in 
behalf of a man who has no political assets 
except a few votes in two or three southern 
counties — well, it's a pipe that does not pay 
for the match you light it with. Dreams, 
you have them, Sammy. 

As the Graphic is a Stanton paper it is a 
safe guess that all the papers of that per- 
suasion answered promptly, and the 33 thus 
rounded up is high water mark for that part 
of the canvas. This is a dozen more any- 
how than has even been brought out before. 
Now while the list contains ten or fifteen, 
perhaps, that are papers of some circulation 
and standing— including one notorious hoo- 
doo — we suspect that some of the 33 are 
cross-roads affairs with patented interior 
and a boiler-plate front, whose "editorial en- 
dorsement" of anything from a cure for 
warts up to a nomination for governor may 
be had for the sum of $25. No ; this is not 
an "insult to the country press"; it is merely 
the description of a type of weekly well 
known in politics and journalism. Until we 
know just how many of that kind are in- 
cluded in this list of 33, it is difficult to say 
how much real influence they represent. 

The only candidate besides Johnson whose 
campaign is State-wide, well organized and 
formidable, is Curry. If Anderson should 
pull out and give the machine endorsement 
to him, the L. R. League would then have 
something to worry about. No other com- 
bination would have even a fighting chance 
against Johnson. If Curry should quit, for 
example, a large part of his following would 
go over to Bell, in the finish, as it is natural- 
ly Democratic. But neither Curry nor An- 
derson can pull down without actual dis- 
grace, and we look to see all hands go to it 
on August 16th, now onl)' three weeks 
away. * * * 


The grim old Specter of the River Bed 
Franchise is entitled to put another notch 
in his scythe, for one more victim has fallen 
before him. 

This is Percy Hammon, who was a mem- 
ber of Council from the Second Ward when 
the memorable vote was taken, and who was 
twice afterwards elected to the legislature 
from the 75th Assembly district. A protest 
was made, but the people had not as yet 
fully waked up to the enormity of the af- 
fair. This year he came forward again as a 
candidate for the Assembly. Dr. W. A. 
Lamb was nominated against him by the 
Lincoln-Roosevelt League, and the River 
Bed Franchise vote promised to be one of 
the chief features of the campaign. But. 
suddenly Mr. Hammon changed his mind, 
and pulled out of the fight. We can easily 
guess the reason. 

When the franchise came up the first time, 
on Monday, April 9th, 1906, Mr. Hammon 
refused to vote for it. He rose in his place 
in Council evidently in a state of consider- 
able agitation, and said that he did not 
know enough about the franchise to vote for 
it. He did not, however, avail himself of 
any of his rights as a councilman to prevent 
its passage. He did not even ask for the 
opinion of the city attorney, which was 
ready and waiting for such a request. There 

were votes enough without his, and it car- 
ried. , 

But a mistake was made in the changing 
of Houghton's vote after the vote was an- 
nounced, which invalidated the result. 
Council was compelled to meet two days 
later and do the work over again. What 
happened to Hammon in the meantime no- 
body knows, but 'he changed his vote from 
no to aye and gave no word of explanation. 

When Hammon went after the Republi- 
can nomination in the Second Ward, two 
years before the franchise vote, he had not 
enjoyed the support of the organization. 
While he was not an anti-machine man — as 
the Lincoln-Roosevelt people are now — he 
was, nevertheless, not of the machine crowd. 
But after his franchise vote, he was imme- 
diately taken up by the machine, and his 
nomination to the legislature was made easy. 
That was not all. As soon as his term in the 
legislature was over, he was appointed a 
deputy in the office of District Attorney 

Why did Fredericks appoint a man who 
had thus deliberately betrayed the city's in- 
terest to a position of trust in the county? 
Why? Well the present writer had the 
temerity to ask Fredericks that question 
point blank, and he received a perfectly 
frank and reasonable answer. It was given 
under an understanding of confidence, so it 
can not be set forth in detail; but it revealed 
the fact that the Southern Pacific legislative 
machine took an extraordinary amount of 
interest in the young man's welfare. 

In both sessions when he served, Mr. 
Hammon voted straight Parker-Burke pro- 
gram. He was not a .representative of the 
people but of the S. P. He is a well-edu- 
cated young man, of good family connec- 
tions, and with some means. He could just 
as well have chosen good politics to make 
things better, but he preferred bad politics 
that would make things worse. It is a typo 
that we hope and believe is passing. 

One more of the river 'bed crowd is run- 
ning for office. Theodore Summerland asks 
for the Republican nomination for railway 
commissioner for this district. His opponent 
is J. M. Eshleman, of the Imperial country, 
put up by the Lincoln-Roosevelt League. 
Will the grim old Specter gather in Theo- 
dore, and put another notch in his scythe? 
AYe believe it. 

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We are coming to understand that a lot 
of the worst poisons in this world are not 
visible to the naked eye. This is true of the 
microbes the fly carries on his feet, or the 
mosquito holds on his bill. Most of these 
are visible, however, to the microscope. 

Also there are other even more dangerous 
poisons that cannot be seen under the mi- 
croscope, but are plain enough to the eye of 
common sense. 

- One of the fiercest of this latter kind is 
envy, which runs through the human sys- 
tem like the "leprous distillment" described 
in Hamlet, that curdles the blood. We have 
all of us in our time seen human beings 
swell up and turn green and horrid to look 
upon under the influence of this baleful 

Now what is the sense of grown people — 
parents too, most of them, — deliberately in- 
troducing this horrid stuff in great quanti- 
ties among a lot of kindly and gentle school 
girls? Yet that is exactly what is done 
every year at graduation time. 

The Honorable Joseph Scott, President 
of the Board of Education of Los Angeles, 


kind of man that meas- 
ind a hall 

of his ph When 

ilks the little bird he bushes 

anil iMiiic ri^ht in. His capacity for carry - 

y equaled by his .-. 
maintaining the peace. When v. 
the value to this community of a thorough- 
ntative American citizen like 
Joe Scott, we are in favor of sending a com- 
iver to Ireland to find out whether 
there are any more at home like him. and 
if there are. fetching them all here, at mu- 
nicipal expense, to help ns build up this 
city and build it right. 

Part of this sudden outbreak of enthusi- 
asm about Joe Scott is a hold-over, and part 
comes from our happening upon an 
interview which he recently gave to one ol 
the star reporters of the Record. We arc 

not much for the Record. It is 1m, inv .hi 
labor matters, panicky in politics and - 
with suspicion. But its editorial page is 
worth a cent — if you avoid reading the edi- 
torials. ( In this page, in the midst of a lot 
of canned humor, there is usually an inter- 
view with some live one on a live topic, done 
with intelligence and effect. This one by 
i'li Scott deals with the subject of envy 
among school girls at graduation time over 
dress and (lowers — rather a delicate and dif- 
ficult question, which he handles admirably, 
as he dies everything, and this reporter, a 
woman, gives him a square deal. 

It seems that at the recent graduation ex- 
ercises of the Washington Irving High 
School in Xew York City the sixty girls of 
the class came forward to take their diplo- 
mas arrayed in dresses they had made them- 
selves out of material that averaged under 
a dollar for cost. The dresses were gener- 
ally voted pretty, the girls themselves were 
proud of the achievement, and the parents 
were relieved and pleased. 

Air. Scott discourses upon this which he 
terms a triumph of common sense over fash- 
inn, a species of triumph one seldom has a 
chance to brag on in these days, the contest 
usually coming out the other side up. From 
sundry hints that he throws out it is evident 
he is turning over in mind some such plan 
for the schools of Los Angeles. 

Why not? We have the sane Fourth of 
July now, and since we have taken the 
plunge everybody is glad of it. Why not 
have a sane graduation day,. eliminating all 
the features that poison the time for the 
children and their parents. First of all 
crimes the rule abolishing the flowers or lim- 
iting them to one bunch to the girl. Abolish, 
too, all public display of graduation gifts. 
Require the dress worn at graduation, or at 
any public function of the school, to be 
made by the girl that wears it, save for the 
aid of dressmaker or mother in cutting and 
fitting, and fix the limit of cost for material 
so low that it would not prove onerous to 
any member of the class. We are informed 
by an authority on this topic that the dollar 
limit used in Xew York is altogether too 
low, that since the benificent Aldrich-Taft- 
Payne tariff went into effect the price of 
wash goods — that is to say goods that will 
go through a laundry without melting down 
— averages over twenty cents a yard and it 
takes eight yards to make a dress. How they 
can use up eight yards, by the way, in work- 
ing out these Frankfurter sausage effects 
now in vogue is a mystery, but it is not for 
us to dispute the voice of wisdom and 
authority. However, make the limit two 
dollars or even three, and there is still a vast 
improvement over present conditions, when 

mother, daughter and dr. uxeil 

up in id til-, ami 

the result i- som< I 
be measured chierl) by the em 
arouse among tin and their 


Sch. mis arc intended to educate the 
young. Education is the acquirement of 
serviceable knowledge. To know how to put 
her a dress i- one of the most valuable 
I'U us .if knowledge a woman can aci 
Anciently, before classes grew so large, each 
graduate delivered himself or herself .>f an 
\" which was supposed to embody a 
synopsis, a- ii were, of all the wisdom that 
had been accumulated in the course. On 
this principle, whal could serve better, as a 
practical demonstration of valuable knowl- 
edge acquired, than the wearing of a dress 
made In the graduate herself. 

A- for I he boys, a man's clothes count for 
lie that it i- not worth while going into 

Mow that the suggestion has come semi- 
officially from the head of the Board of Edu- 
cation, the matter should be taken up ami 
discussed by the women's clubs and mother.-' 
meetings, and it should be possible before 
the next graduation day comes around to 
work- out a plan to eliminate the poison of 
envy from that otherwise joyful occasion. 

Anyhow, here is thanks to the Honorable 
Joseph Scott ! 

♦ ♦ ♦ 


A lew week- ago the news was spread 
all over the country that Chief of Police 
Kohler of Cleveland, the man who was try- 
ing to apply the Golden Rule in police work, 
and who had been characterized by Ml". 
Roosevelt as the best chief of police in the 
country, had been charged with a series of 
misdemeanors and must undergo trial. Pa- 
pers of the reactionary type were not satis- 
fied with the 'brief statement given by the 
Associated Press, but obtained specials full 
of dark 'hints and slams at the Johnson ad- 
ministration and prophecies of what would 
be shown up to the discredit of reform gen- 
erally. Also there were copious editorials 
everywhere in the stand-pat' newspapers. 
There is a chain of these publications all 
over the country, and they all put forward 
the same, kind of ideas. They sneer at prog- 
ress and hate those who try to make the 
world better. It was a choice morsel — the 
supposed downfall of the man who practices 
and preaches the humane treatment of evil- 

The charges against Kohler were drunk- 
enness and immorality — the latter being 
that he had been seen several times in 
houses of ill-fame. Had the charges been 
true, it would have shown, of course, that 
he was unfit for the place he held, but that 
would not have proved anything material 
against the system for which he was con- 

The trial seems to have been a very thor- 
ough affair conducted by an administration 
of a different political faith from Kohkr's, 
and the prosecution was given full swing 
to produce all it could against him. 

The verdict was unanimous, not only of 
the- body before whom he was tried, but of 
the press and the people as well, that the 
charges were utterly without foundation, 
and were part of a political campaign that 
is in progress to get his place for another 

But did anyone here chance to see a word 
in the reactionary morning paper that told 
with such gusto about the filing o f the 

id about hi- acquittal and 

complete \ indi 

X. arlj al! th< se stand pal turn 

out that w has tinu them 


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Here comes the Examiner with a fierci 
editorial in large i\ pe demanding that the 
youth oi the land be saved from the con 
tamina he R n< i mo\ ing pii ture 

show. Adjoining the editorial i- a great 
cartom repres< nting Uncle Sam. with a sav- 
a ;< i tpression on his face, smashing a cam 
era to pieces with one hand, while with the 
Other he shields three innocenl babes four 
Or five years of age. Beneath are- the burn- 
ing words "In the name of decency." 

\\ ell, the gall of il ' Ml this from the- Fx- 
aniiner, which of all papers on the- continent, 

worked the light, exploited it, promoted il. 

held it ii|i before the youth of the- land for 
months before it happened, ami covered it- 
pages with huge pictures of its most dis- 
gusting phases after it was all over. Even 
yet it is giving space to it, as can be told by 
the staring head lines. What would the 
Reno affair have amounted to anyway, if it 
had not been for the newspapers of the ul- 
tra-sensational tyipe like the Los Angeles 
Times and the New York, Etc., Examiner? 
Why is the exhibit of these moving- pictures 
so much worse than the stationary pictures 
we are compelled to admit in our homes 
or else go without the newspaper that car- 
ries them ? 

Is there any limit to the conceit and the 
impudence of the Heart newspapers? What 
an insulting and contemptuous estimate 
they must place upon their reader's intelli- 
gence, to assume that they will fail to note 
such glaring inconsistencies! 


It wdll be a waste of effort and whitewash 
for the commtitee to attempt to exonerate 
Ballinger. The people have alreadv arrived 
at a verdict and they are not likely to re- 
verse it. — Woodland Democrat. 

Doubtless some of his colleagues are 
wholly unable to understand the mental at- 
titude of Senator Gore, who confessed to a 
feeling of humiliation over being- told by a 
friend of a way to make a lot of money out 
of his Senatorial influence. — Galveston 

The president and general manager of the- 
St. Louis car lines has made out some rules 
of good manners for the conductors. One is 
not surprised to find among them "be 
prompt and industrious in the collection of 
fares." — Spokane Spokesman Review. 

The railroads having conceded that the 
public has some rights in its own country 
and government, it is not impossible that 
the political bosses may some day come to 
take nearly as liberal a view of vvhat may be 
granted to the people. — Xew- York Press. 

Leslie M. Shaw says that the people of 
the South know nothing about political 
conditions. In that case the people of the 
South ought to be reasonably happy. — Chi- 
cago Record Herald. 

The Government's decision against the 
bleaching process will not be enforced in 
the case of peroxide blonds. — Kansas City 



•7T HE DATA for this depart- 
^» ment is supplied from the 
statistical bureau of the Munici- 
pal League of Los Angeles, but 
neither that organization nor 
any other has any control over, 
or is in any way responsible for, 
the general policy of PACIFIC 

Lissner and Unionism: The Times 
of late has repeatedly made the ac- 
cusation — usually in the form of an 
insinuation so as not to be actionable 
— that Meyer Lissner was "standing 
in" with the strikers in the brewery 
and metal trades. People who do noL 
understand the Times' system may 
have wondered why these statements 
were made. There never was the 
slightest shadow of truth in them. 
Lissner had no more to do with the 
strike than Emperor William had. 
Those who have worked with Lissner 
in politics know that it is a settled 
principle with him never to appeal to 
the Unions for support nor to the 
working people as a class. He appeals 
to them individually as citizens on the 
ground of the city's good, and the 
cause he represents generally gets a 
fair share of the labor vote. But he 
holds that there is more to lose than 
to gain in trying to win that vote by 
"concessions to labor" as they are 
usually called. However, if he were 
actually a rampant anti-union man, 
which he of course is not, it would 
make no difference to the Times. The 
same charges would be made, the idea 
being that if they throw mud enough 
some of it will stick. It is an old 
trick of the Times to call every one 
who happens to get upon its black list 
a labor agitator, in the hope of creat- 
ing a prejudice against him. But that 
game is pretty well played out. It 
worked occasionally in the days when 
the paper had some influence but it is 
powerless to do harm now. 

Importance of the Budget: New 
York is one city that recognizes the 
great importance of the shaping of 
the budget to fit public need, and its 
first step is to bring the whole per- 
formance out in the open where the 
people may know all about it. The 
work on the budget for 1911 begins 
in October at which time a series of 
public meetings will be held and con- 
ferences with civic and other organi- 
zations. The city has ordered charts 
and tables and diagrams prepared, in 
order that the various issues of the 
budget may be presented to the peo- 
ple in the most graphic and effective 
manner. This is very different from 
the ancient method — still in vogue in 
most cities— where the making up of 
the budget is a mysterious, esoteric 
process supposed to be quite too com- 
plicated for the understanding of the 
average taxpayer. Given no facts on 
which to base a judgment, the public 
naturally takes very little interest in 
the affair. There is, however, no one 
act of the city authorities of the en- 
tire year in which the public welfare 
is so deeply involved. Some day we 
hope to see good budget work done 
in Los Angeles; there never has been 

The Baldwin Prize: The Baldwin 
Prize for the best essay on a munici- 
pal topic offered by the National 
Municipal League was awarded this 
year to Oswald Ryan, an undergradu- 
ate student of Harvard University. 

Honorable mention was made by the 
judges of the essays of E. Clyde Rob- 
bins, of the State University of Iowa, 
and Roger F. Hooper, of Harvard. 
There were thirty-eight essays in all 
submitted, the subject being "The 
Commission Form of Government. 

The judges were Prof. John A. 
Fairlie, of the University of Illinois; 
Elliot H. Goodwin, secretary of the 
National Civil Service Reform League, 
and Dante Barton, one of the editors 
of the Kansas City Times-Star. 

Ryan, the winner of the prize, is the 
holder of the scholarship of the In- 
dianapolis Club; Hooper will be in the 
'varsity boat against Yale, and Rob- 
bins is the editor of a brochure on 
the Commission Plan of Government 
published by the H. W. Wilson Com- 
pany, of Minneapolis. 

combine all the advantages of city 
and country life at a minimum of ex- 
pense in construction and mainten- 

Strange Housing Plan: The endless 
house scheme continues to draw con- 
siderable discussion, and it begins to 
look as though it might actually be 
tried somewhere. It is for a con- 
tinuous structure 40 feet deep and 
three stories high running out into 
the country with a strip of land on 
each side. There would be 132 houses 
to the mile which would take care of 
about 800 people. Cross streets are 
carried under in arcades. All the 
utilities are carried in the basement, 
together with an electric street car 
line. A loop running out six miles 
into the country and back would take 
cafe of 10,000 people on 420 acres of 
land, allowing a strip 300 feet wide for 
each residence — say 300 feet between 
the two parts of the loop and 110 feet 
on the outside of each. The space be- 
tween could be made a beautiful park 
and playground and the space out- 
side vegetable gardens. It would 

Sales of Municipal Bonds: The Fin- 
ancial and Commercial Chronicle re- 
viewing the bond sales of the past 
year calls attention to three charac- 
teristics that are to be observed in 
this line of borrowing: First, the 
growing magnitude ' of the sales, 
which were 339 million in 1909 as 
against 313 in 1908, 227 in 1907 and 
183 in 1905. Second, the tendency to 
higher interest rates, as, for example, 
in 1901 63 per cent of the total issue 
paid 3J-2 per cent or less, while 32 per 
cent paid 4 or more, and in 1909 only 
8. 85 per cent paid 3J/2 or less while 88 
per cent paid 4 or more. Third, the 
growing demand for loans by the 
newer communities of the west. As 
a rule the big cities of the East are 
diminishing their rate of borrowing 
while those of the west are increas- 

Another Partisan Boss Town: Cin- 
cinnati, which is one of :l:c c:f::'s still 
under partisan boss rule, and which 
prides itself on rolling up big Repub- 
lican majorities for its owner George 
Cox, is now suffering from a shortage 
of its water supply. The strictest 
limitations on its use are in force. 
Cincinnati has the worst schools, the 
dirtiest streets, the meanest utility 
service and the most unprogressive 
city administration of any large city 
in the middle west. But the majority 
of its people are perfectly satisfied as 
long as they are given the chance to 
vote a straight ticket. 

The National Municipal League's 
Annual Meeting will be held in Buf- 
falo, November 14-18, at the invita- 
tion of the Buffalo Chamber of Com- 
merce. The program committee is at 
work and promises a strong and un- 
usually interesting series of sessions. 
Among the questions to be considered 
are: the unearned increment in munici- 
palities, the use of schoolhouses as 
civic centers, the significance of re- 
cent revelations of graft; how can 
graft be overcome and eliminated; the 
necessity for uniform accounting and 
budgets; the importance of a munici- 
pal balance sheet; recent franchise 
settlements; electoral reform; munici- 
pal health and sanitation. 

A Long Talk: A large delegation of 
women representing a great number 
of improvement associations in the 
residence districts of Chicago called 
upon the Street Superintendent of that 
city recently to ask for better work in 
street making and street cleaning. 
The conference began at 10 in the 
morning, and it was not until 4 in the 
afternoon that the last delegation was 
through presenting its case. The 
superintendent's first concession was 
that there should be established a 
regular bureau of complaints. Evi- 
dently he did not care to repeat this 

Deadly Public Drinking Cup: Mass- 
achusetts and Iowa have passed laws 
forbidding the use of public drinking 
cups and the Boards of Health of 
those states are enforcing the regula- 
tion. In parks and in street fountains 
drinking places are substituted where 
a jet of water is forced upward from 
which one may drink without a cup,' 

Costly Sewer: Minneapolis has a 
mile of sewer that is used by one 

Foreign and American Cities Com- 
pared: In the University of Chicago 
Magazine, Prof. Chas. Edward Mer- 
riam, who is a member of Chicago 
city council and chairman of the Com- 
mission on City Expenditure, offers a 
comparison of expenditures in for- 
eign and American cities. We append 
the table of figures which our readers 
will no doubt find interesting; and yet 

they are, like all municipal figures, 
badly out of line for purposes of 
genuine comparison because of dif- 
ferent systems of bookkeeping and of 
naming things. Thus Chicago spends 
8.9 per cent of its total revenue on 
its health department, while Boston 
spends 1.2 per cent, which simply 
means that Chicago charges certain 
classes of expenditure to health that 
Boston charges to something else — 

Per Capita Ordinary Expenditures 

street-cleaning, perhaps. Of course 
the variation between American and 
foreign cities in their systems of book- 
keeping is very great. Thus the fig- 
ures show that Vienna spends only 2 
cents to the individual in maintaining 
public health as against 46 cents by 
New York. Yet health conditions are 
probably better in the Austrian city, 
and the expense is charged to some 
other account. 









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New York 17.0 

Chicago 17.0" 

Philadelphia 17.0 

St. Louis 16.0 

Boston 12.0 



























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a pub- 

the Board of I build 

But the 

d by lire 

never rebuilt. 

The City Problem: I 
of lb. sident Jud- 

Chicago at 
the annua! meeting of the 

League of S The problem of 

government is more difficult than 
the one t! faced in 1861. 

who favored the doctrine of 
secession were embodied in arms, and 
it was a straight-out question of su- 
perior military force. In municipal 
government our foes arc those of our 
own household. . . . Thus far our 
attempts at municipal regeneration 
have generally taken one of two forms, 
tinkering with governmental machin- 
ery or public spasms. . . . The 
public service should be a profession, 
not a plum tree We have long acted 
on the free and easy American notion 
that almost any citizen is equal to al- 
most any part of public service 

Commission System: Kalamazoo, 
Michigan, has appointed a non-parti- 
san committee of 50 citizens to make 
a study of the commission plan and 
report upon its possible application to 
that city. Marshalltown, Iowa, will 
vote on the commission plan at an 
early date. This idea is growing 
strongly among Canadian cities, sev- 
eral of which have adopted it and 
many others have it under considera- 

Helmet Protection from Smoke: 

The Fire Department of New York is 
trying out a leather helmet with a 
glass trout, which is to serve as a pro- 
tection against smoke and ammonia 
fumes. In the back of the helmet is 
a cylinder of water which drops at in- 
tervals upon salts that give out oxy- 

Smoking Automobiles: New York 
City has put a ban on smoking auto- 
mobiles. The health department holds 
that the smoke from too much lubri- 
cating oil or too much gasoline is 
highly injurious to the throat and 
lungs, and people who are careless or 
who allow machines to get out of or- 
der will be taken to court and fined. 

After Street Car Company: Mayor 
Seidel of Milwaukee claims that the 
local street car company owes the 
city $72,000 back taxes, and he pro- 
poses to collect the money. The com- 
pany claims that the law taxing it $15 
per annum for every car operated was 
repealed several years ago. 

On a Large Scale: The Borough of 
Brooklyn recently adopted plans for 
the improvement of all its macadam 
roads by the use of tarvia which is an 
asphalt preparation that may be ap- 
plied in liquid form. The contract 
calls for 500,000 gallons of this ma- 

High Water Tablets: Through all 
the district recently flooded in Pitts- 
burg the city is putting in "bench 
marks" in the sliape of small bronze 
tablets that give the exact height 
above sea level and the high water 

Automobiles: Indianapolis has 
twenty auto concerns of one sort and 
another, and yet there are constant 
demands for more from the officials. 



So - OUTMSTtc^I 

• roil DOI 

Max Popper Gives Reminiscences of 
Machine Corruption. 

Havana Improvement: The city of 
Havana, Cuba, is to be paved, and 
the sum of six million dollars will be 
expended for that purpose. 

Max Popper, of San Francisco, high 

in Democratic councils of the State 
and a prime mover in the formatii 
the Democratic League, addressed the 
City Club last Saturday. Mr. Popper 
i- a leader in anti-railroad politics ami 

formerly chairman of the 
Central Committee, lie has, there- 
fore, seen much polil and 
in his address drew from a St 01 
reminiscences a number of striking 
illustrations of political conditions in 
the State from the 'SO's to recent 

Introducing the speaker, President 
Finlayson said : 

"It affords me especially great 
pleasure to introduce to you today the 
or of this occasion. It was my 
good privilege to have met him some 
seventeen or eighteen years ago at a 
time when I was a member of the 
Legislature of this state from this 
city. That session of the Legislature 
passed some bills which it had a right 
to be proud of. Among others, the 
Railroad Re-assessment Bill of 1893. 
I want to tell you that that legisla- 
tion would have been utterly impos- 
sible had it not been for the efficient 
and untiring efforts of Max Popper." 

Mr. Popper spoke as follows: 

"When in my boyhood days I read 
of the history of California I already 
learned that there were two kinds o f 
government in this state, — one se- 
lected by the people and the other 
selected by the special interests of 
the country. In the earliest days of 
our state history you will find that 
the transportation companies, — then 
known as the Pacific Mail Steamship 
Company and the California Naviga- 
tion iCompany — and that, as you know, 
was before the introduction of the 
'Iron Horse' — established a system, 
which, I tell you, gentlemen, is still 
in existence, and therefore it is not 
anything new to you. They had their 
representatives in the Legislature; 
they controlled political conventions; 
they named your governors, your 
senators and the members of the 
legislature and, — aye! — the judiciary, 
just as they do today. The change 
has been infinitesimal. 

"In the early fifties the government 
of this state, as you know, fell into a 
bad way, particularly in the city of 
San Francisco. Thievery and thug- 
gery prevailed, and it took an upris- 
ing in the form of a 'Vigilance Com- 
mittee' and the use of a rope to hang 
some of them and run the rest out of 
the state. 

Municipal Politics Affect State 

"That was the first general attempt 
in the history of the state to remove 
the evil influence of the domination of 
the system in the affairs of this state. 
We then had in San Francisco, just 
as you have today, a government free 
from such influence. The people of 
San Francisco, at that time, con- 
tributed largely to the improvement 
of the government of the state, just 
as I hope you gentlemen will do in 
the present campaign. 

"In 1867 party lines so changed that 
the Union party, which existed during 
the war, disintegrated and there were 
again two great divisions, politically. 

of the people of California < >n the 
one hand we had the Republican party 
and on the other the Democratic 
The Republican party, at that lime, 
was dominated by the lir-t unci 
king i i, under the name of 

Leland Stanford. He had his subordi 
just as the head of the institu 
tion today has his subordinate!! 
throughout and he n 

the nominees of the Republican party. 
The independent K< publicans re 
sented this attempted dictation in 
naming George C. Gordon for govei 
nor. These progressive Republicans 
and the independent press at that 
time — the 'Sacramento Union' par- 
ticularly, — united in influencing 
Democratic party ill putting a Repub- 
lican upon the ticket for Governor, — 
a man who had acted on the Repub- 
lican, or L'nion party, before, — and 
he was Henry II. Haight, who de- 
feated Gordon in that fight. They 
said then 'Aren't you afraid to put the 
Rebels in power?' and now they say, 
'Aren't you afraid to put the Free 
Traders in pow r er?' 

Rapacity of the Railroads 

"Haight was elected upon an anti- 
railroad platform. He was pledged 
to act for the whole people as against 
legislation which might have been 
termed beneficial to the system, and 
it resulted and culminated in this 
situation: The railroads had received 
liberal subsidies from the government 

•in the shape of land and bonds, and 
they were not satisfied, — they could 
not build the railroads on the money 
they could get on those bonds, or the 
sale of the land. They went to the 
counties of the state and asked them 
to bond themselves in order to build 
the railroads. Not down here, but up 
north a good many of the counties, in- 
cluding the one I have lived in all my 
life, contributed to the establishment 
and building of the railroad. They 
were not satisfied with that either 
and they wanted the state to aid in 
the building of those roads. The 
legislature, I am sorry to say, in some 
particulars failed to redeem the 
promises made to the people, w r hich is 
so often the case. But the Governor 

. sat steadfast. They passed the bill 
granting the railroads $5,000,000, I 
think, and if that had finally passed, 
you today would have had to con- 
tribute to that indebtedness. The 
Governor vetoed the bill and it passed 
the House over his veto and it was 
pending in the Senate of the State 
and they had enough votes to beat it 
provided they could keep one Senator 
on his death bed. Senator Burnett, 
the senator from Sonoma County, was 
carried to the Senate Chamber on his 
blanket. That w'as when I was a boy. 
He was on his death bed when he 
cast his vote and it was his last vote 
and he voted with the Governor 
against this unnecessary expenditure 
and ten days after he was laid to rest. 

The People Unappreciative 

"Whefe do you find a monument to 
Senator Burnett? You can go down 
to Palo Alto and you will find a monu- 
ment to the other man. 

"Governor Haight was renominated 
and the people of California turned 
him down and defeated him for re- 
election. That was the thanks he got 
from the people of California. That 
very thing has had its influence ever 
since. Many a man in public life has 
pointed to that and said, 'What is the 
use of acting fair and square in mat- 
ters of this kind when people so soon 
forget,' and it is for you now, — the 
new generation, I might say. — to re- 
member and honor those who acted 


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as independent and patriotically as 
did Senator Burnett. 
Beginning of California 'Insurgency' 
"We will then go on into the 70's 
and we find a sort of government that 
was satisfactory to the uncrowned 
king, and nothing was said or done 
particularly until the first revolt with- 
in the ranks of the Republican party 
took place, lead by Morris M. Estey 
and John M. Swift, and others who 
have passed away. Those men re- 
volted against the domination of the 
king and system and they formed an 
organization in connection with the 
Democrats, led by one who was com- 
pelled by the 'System' to resign his 
seat in the United States Senate be- 
cause he would not accept their dic- 
tation. That man was John Cassel- 
lery. I was a boy then, but I can re- 
member the words of that statesman, 
'I can't afford to have these men ac- 
cusing me of buying my seat in the 
Senate and therefore I resign and I 
leave it to my people to determine 
whether I was right or wrong.' When 
he returned home he found our Demo- 
cratic organization in the hands of the 
'System' and he was not returned. 

"I want to say here, incidentally, 
that even Mr. Estey, after what he 
had done, was turned down twice by 
the people of California when he was 
a candidate for governor, at the in- 
stigation, of course, of the 'System,' 
headed by the uncrowned king who 
named the state's officials. 

Return to Former Conditions 
"Now, that party disintegrated 
again and we fell back in the old 
Democratic and Republican lines. In 
1882 we found in the Railroad Com- 
mission, for the first time, a Los 
Angeleno, George Stone. He was in 
the Railroad Commission and there 
gave some evidence of being free from 
the great power. We, the Democrats, 
nominated George Stone for Gover- 
nor in 1882 on the strongest anti- 
democratic platform that was ever 
framed anywhere on earth. We 
elected with him a legislature. Among 
the others, you elected your repre- 
sentative from this county, a gentle- 
man who is still living among you, 
Senator Del Valle. The state Board of 
Equalization, for the first time in the 
history of the state, undertook to 
assess the property of the railroads. 
The railroads refused to pay taxes. 
Said this resolution was confiscatory; 
that they could not afford to permit 
the state government any more to 
assess their property and that they 
were going to the Federal government 
and secure legislation there that would 
forever take from the state govern- 
ment the power to assess them. They 
went into Congress and they intro- 
duced a bill which proposed to place 
the taxing power, — the power to tax 
all railroads, in the Federal govern- 
ment, and Del Valle came up to intro- 
duce the bill in passage. In that ses- 
sion they bribed enough Senators to 
make it a tie vote, and I say now, be 
careful whom you elect to the office 
of Lieut. Governor, as it may happen 
again as it happened then. The Lieut. 
Governor sat in his chair and voted 
against that bill and turned down the 
railroad legislation that the majority 
of Representatives had voted for. 
People Discouraged 
"Now we come to the result. We 
find the people were naturally dis- 
couraged. They elected men to of- 
fice on certain platforms and their 
promises are not redeemed. 

"One day it came to my good for- 
tune to be selected as Chairman of 
the Democratic Central Committee of 
California— 1892. My friend," (indi- 
cating Mr. Finlayson), "has already 
referred to his experiences in that 
legislature. We had there a bill that 
proposed to make them pay the taxes 
that they owed the state. Do you 
know, my friends, that at that time 
the schools in many counties had to 
close their doors and deny your chil- 
dren education because they (the 

railroads), refused to pay these taxes 
that they owed. It came to the in- 
troduction of the bill in the legisla- 
ture, and I will say that Mr. Finlay- 
son was one of the most ardent ad- 
vocates of it in redeeming the pledges 
that he gave, and so were many 
others, but there were some that were 
being bribed by the representatives of 
the 'System' to vote against that bill, 
and they came within an ace of de- 
feating it. When I was telegraphed, 
as Chairman of the State Committee, 
— and it-was not really my business — 
I was not a state officer, — but when I 
struck Sacramento the tariff raised 
from $500 to $2500 a vote. 

"The bill was passed; and then 

what did they do? They controlled 

the state Board of Equalization and 

they paid you fifty cents on the dollar. 

The Voters' Opportunity 

"Now, gentlemen, I am only giving 
you a few illustrations of the way the 
'System' has operated and just as it 
is operating and just as it 
will continue to operate, unless you 
men show your independence and by 
proper methods not only elect a good 
governor, not only elect good offi- 
cials in any other part of the state 
government, but elect the proper men 
to the legislature, because that is the 
strong-hold of King William III. 
You will ask why T say 'King William 
III.' I say that because first we had 
William Leland Stanford; he was 
King William I. Then we had Wil- 
liam Carr; he was King- William II. 
Now we have William F. Herrin; he 
is King William III. 

Monarchal Methods 

"Now, this King William III goes 
from county to- county and he meets 
his representative attorneys. In a 
Democratic county he finds a Demo- 
cratic attorney; in a Republican coun-' 
ty he finds a Republican attorney, and 
he says, — the first thing he says, 
'James,' 'John,' or whoever it might 
be, 'Who are you going to name for 
state senator?' That is his most im- 
portant subject, and therefore, I say 
to you here, be careful. We, in San 
Francisco, are badly handicapped. 
Would you believe that the chances 
are that San Francisco's representa- 
tives in the state senate will be nomi- 
nated largely by the sheriff in that 
county, who is a 'holdover' state sena- 
tor and a Union Labor sheriff? A 
funny combination, isn't it? 

"Now what chance is there for the 
rest of the state unless the citizens 
of the rest of the state select their 
best and most capable to sit in the 
state senate and prevent just such 
occurrences as occurred heretofore 
when we were in power in the state 
of California? 

Board of Equalization 

"In addition to that, who are you 
going to select to represent you in 
the state Board of Equalization? Last 
year when I was here on a visit I was 
confronted with the criticisms of the 
citizens of this section in reference to 
the raise of the assessment on your 
property and you almost charged us, 
of San Francisco, with being respon- 
sible for the actions of those mem- 
bers of the Board of Equalization. 
Perhaps, gentlemen, you might hold 
us responsible for he who was nomi- 
nated by Abe Ruef and was put in 
your Board of Equalization for the 
assessment of your property. Are we 
responsible for men of that character? 
You were about to pass resolutions, 
which thankfully you did not, that you 
were going to even up on us by de- 
priving us of the possibility of im- 
proving our harbor by issuing bonds. 
That you would vote against the is- 
suing of those bonds, for which you 
would not have to pay a nickel. It is 
one of those unfortunate conditions 
we are in. and if I had time I would 
tell you why. We are under slate 
control as to our harbor. As to your 
harbor, you can issue bonds without 
referring to us but we cannot do so 
without referring to you, although you 

pay not a cent on them. I had the 
same fight, when I was Chairman of 
the State Committee, with the ferry 
building. The papers tried to make 
out that we were building a station 
down there at the foot of Market 
street for the benefit of the Southern 
Pacific Railroad. Such, of course, was 
not the case. The bonds had no 
reference to any taxes which you 
citizens have to pay. However, I 
want to say again, we are not re- 
sponsible for that kind of representa- 
tives in the state Board of Equaliza- 

Officials Should Be Carefully Chosen 

"But I want to say to you today, 
have men in the state Board of Equal- 
ization who will at least assess rail- 
road property like they assess your 
property. Do you know that the 
state Board of Equalization assesses 
railroad property at $23,000 a mile 
and that it is bonded at $240,000 a 
mile? And do you know that the 
state of Nevada assessed its railroad 
property at $35,000 a mile? Do you 
mean to say that the railroad prop- 
erty in California is not worth at least 
as much as it is in the state of 

Nevada? They would not have to 
raise your assessment to get neces- 
sary revenue if they could make the 
'System's' property pay its proper 
proportion of the expenditures of the 
state government. 

"And the railroad commissioners — 
the other end of the game; The Rail- 
road Commission, even since I can 
remember, was what the French call 
'hors de combat.' It has not been 


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c the 

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and the 
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him in the railroad commission who 
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Pinchot and Murdock Voice Crisis in 
the Nation's Affairs. 

In the great campaign that is now 
versus the 

Interests, no more sturdy lighters arc 
to be found than GifEord Pinchot and 
11 Victor Murdock. 
Their enthusiasm and steadfastness 
e cause of right has been an ili- 
um from one end of the country 
other, and now with the fall 
camps ng on they are found 

on the tiring line giving themselves 
cause of the people. 
The speeches given below arc ex- 
from two that have been de- 
I recently, that of Pinchot's in 
where he spoke in 
rort of the candidacy of Hiram 
on lasl Tuesday nighl ; and 
Murdock's arraignment of Speaker 
on in Emporia, Kansas, on Mon- 
day, the 18th inst. 


"I am one of the men that believe 

i greater thing to be a good citi- 

i be a good republican or a 

d di mocrat: That doesn't mean 

there are not plenty of good citizens 

who are g 1 republican - : nd good 

di trats, The name we have for 

'1 ,iu where 1 conic from is insur- 

"I came here tonight because I 
wanl to bring to the insurgents of the 
< of cheer from the in- 
gents in the Mississippi valley and 
ii the Atlantic coast, because 1 want 
to icll you that this insurgenl move- 
ment stretches from sea to sea, and 
that the swing of it i« carrying along 
and will carry along to victory not 
only the men who are standing for 
the principles for which it stands in 
the Mississippi valley and on the At- 
lantic coast, but I want to tell you 
that T believe with mj whole heart 
that the same swing is going to carry 
to the governor's chair of California 
Hit mi W. Johnson. 

"Now, fellow-citizens, we arc in a 
great light: we are in a great fight 
thai is mil limited to anj state or any 
city; thai is not limited to any kind 
of political belief We are here in 
oni gn I fighl thai cuts right through 
all political qucsti 

"Any man who should attempt to 
tell men li: nol plenty of 

ingn smei nd plenty of senators 
who w ollar of the special in- 

terests and who jump when their mas- 
ter's whistle has begun 10 or 12 years 
too late. I have been in the light and 
I know. 1 know their names, I know 
their master's names, and so I think, 
do you. 

"Now. 1 don't have to tell you what 
Southern Pacific domination litis meant 
in this state. You know better than 
1 do; you know the details of it bet- 
ter than I do — but I don't believe you 
realize what it mean., one whit better 
than I do. 

"Let me tell you — and I weigh my 
words tts I say it, because I believe it 
to be true — that the eyes of the 
United States are on California in this 
tight. As you win it or lose it you 
will bring strength and encourage- 
ment or weakness and failure L0 
thousands upon thousands of your fel- 
low countrymen. 

"You all know wdiat Southern Pa- 
cific interests meant in the way of 
promoting dishonesty in congress. 
You know what it meant in promot- 
ing dishonesty in this state. You 
know where the Southern Pacific 
political bureau is to be found when- 
ever there is a question raised be- 
tween political corruption on one side 
and good citizenship on the other. 

"But do you realize how superbly 
worth wdiile it is for you to take the 
disgrace that has rested upon this 
state and cast it off? I am here be- 
cause I believe that the Lincoln- 
Roosevelt Republican League stands 
for that. I am here because I believe 
that the candidate of the league for 
governor stands for that. 

"I am glad to be here because this 
meeting gives me heart and encour- 
agement and courage to go to other 
bodies of insurgents and tell them 
what you here in California are going 
to do. 

"You are in the forefront of the 
battle. 'Flu eyes of the whole country 
arc fixed on you. I ask you as a 
fighter with you in that great battlf 
to do your duty as citizens of Cali- 
fornia and as citizens of the United 
States, and I know you will." 


"Sneaker Cannon for thirty years 

has been opposed to locomotion in 

any direction. For over a quarter of 

a century he has stood against prog- 

He is not only a standpatter 

Inn a standstiller. During his political 

life he has opposed about all the pro- 

iive legislation that has ever been 

li ,,1. ami the wonder is that so 

much of it has managed to creep into 

the statute books 

"He opposed the federal inspection 

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of meats; he stood opposed to irriga- 
tion, to currency reform, to pure food 
laws and regulations to civil service 
reform and to practically all progres- 
sive legislation since the civil w^ar. 

"While posing as a partisan, as an 
ardent advocate of party fealty, he 
has played in the dark with Tam- 
many. He did not hesitate to rejoice 
when his boon companion, Lorimer 
of Illinois, was elected to the United 
States senate by a coalition with the 
Democrats and by a deal which was 
rotten to the core; that has made a 
stench in the nostrils of the nation 

"Cannon has thoroughly poisoned 
the springs of representative govern- 
ment for thirty years. He has helped 
to block the way to light and freedom. 

"Pretending to stand before the 
country as a simple man, favoring low 
expenditures, he has in reality pro- 
moted loot and plunder without stint 
if it would reward his henchmen or 
serve a factional end; pretending to a 
democratic sympathy and making a 
display of homely language and mean- 
est manner, he has been the bulwark 
of every plot and cabal of aristocracy 
to swindle and cheat and oppress the 

"On the night of the 14th of March 



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a light burned in Cannon's office. I 
know, for I was watching it from 3 
cubby hole of my own that night, and 
Lucius Littauer, the greatest manu- 
facturer of gloves in the United 
States and the mouthpiece of Tam- 
many, was telephoning. I do not 
know to whom he was talking. 

"But I do know what happened. 
And I do know that Herbert Parsons, 
chairman of the county Republican 
central committee of New York pub- 
licly charged in a statement a 
bargain was made with Tammany, 
with the Democrats of Tammany for 
their votes to save Cannon. 

"The next day came the fight, 
March IS. The old rules were voted 
down, and suddenly, to the astonish- 
ment of the' regulars, upon a signal 
from some one, Cannon recognized 
Fitzgerald, a Tammany Democrat 
who made a motion to stop the tide 
against Cannon and I sat where I 
could hear Dalzell of Pennsylvania 
turn to the panic-stricken bunch of 
regulars and say,. 'your vote is aye,' 
and it was aye. 

"There have been corrupt votes in 
the American congress; there have 
been servile votes in the American 
congress; but I stand here to teil you 
never was a more servile and slavish 
vote cast in your congress by your 
representatives than when, under the 
lash of Dalzell, the slave driver from 
Pennsylvania, your representatives in 
Kansas from all the districts but the 
seventh and eighth, voted under the 
lead of that Tammany Democrat to 
bind that corrupt bargain with Tam- 
many and the New York machine.^ 

"Can you imagine Webster voting 
with that gang? Or Clay? Or Jeffer- 
son? Or Jackson?" 

Our Postal Deficit- 
Some Reasons for it 

The United States Postoffice last 
year did business at a loss of about 

The Wells-Fargo Express Company 
last year divided profits of $24,800,000 
among its stockholders. 

In 1906 the postal deficit in the 
United States was $10,500,000. In 
the same year the four largest coun- 
tries in Europe reported postal sur- 
pluses as follows: 

Great Britain $22,000,000 

Germany 15,000,000 

Russia 15,000,000 

France 14,000,000 

Of all the important civilized coun- 
tries in the world, the United States 
is the only one in which the post- 
office loses money. 

At the same time, the United States 
postoffice gives less service and 
charges more for the service it ren- 
ders than any other postal system in 
any large civilized country. 

Looks as if there was something 
wrong with our postoffice, doesn't it? 
And there is. In fact, there are many 
things wrong with it. There is noth- 
ing new about the facts presented, 
thev are all matters of public record 
and more or less of public knowledge. 
Thev have all been in the possession 
of Congress for many years. . . ; 

The postal laws made by Congress 
have been practically unchanged since 
1885. So far as the value of the post- 
office to the people of the country is 
concerned, the only legislation on the 
subject in twenty-five years, aside 
from the establishment of rural free 
delivery, has been to limit the extent 
of postal service and increase the 
rates paid by the public for service. 

Imagine a manufacturer or business 
man in any line trying to do business 
today with the same methods and ma- 
chinery he used fifty years ago. He 
would be a laughing stock, if he were 

not a bankrupt. Well, our postal laws, 
methods and machinery have been 
changed but little in that length of 
time. The result is what might rea- 
sonably be expected. Our postoffice 
today is not self-supporting. Not 
only that, but it fails to give the peo- 
ple of the United States the facilities 
and conveniences in service which 
people in other civilized countries re- 
ceive from their postoffices. . . . 

In fifty years, instead of making 
progress with other nations in our 
postal methods, we have steadily gone 

Thirty-five years ago the United 
States had the cheapest parcels post 
system in the world. Today our rates 
for sending parcels by mail are the 
highest in the. world. . . . 

If our express, telephone and tele- 
graph systems were operated by the 
postoffice, as they are in most other 
countries, leaving the rates as they 
are and paying the same large salaries 
and heavy expenses paid by the cor- 
porations, the United States postoffice 
last year, instead of having a deficit, 
would have shown a surplus of nearly 
$50,000,000. Such a profit, for a single 
year, would more than suffice to build 
and equip a telegraph system with an 
office in every postoffice in the coun- 
try. ..." 

Express rates are high, because the 
express companies have a monopoly 
of the business. A cheap parcels post 
would mean lower express rates. The 
only reason we can't have a cheap and 
convenient parcels post or postal tele- 
graph is because they would interfere 
with the large profits of the express, 
and telegraph trusts. And these in- 
terests have received so much greater 
consideration in Congress than the in- 
terests of the people who pay ■ the 
rates that for twenty years or more 
no bill has been reported from the 
Postoffice Committee of the House 
excepting the annual appropriation 

On American railroads today, mail 
and express cars are hauled in the 
same trains, and the government pays 
the railroads anywhere from three to 
five times as much for hauling the 
mail cars as the express companies 
pay for hauling express cars. Yet the 
railroads are post roads, public high- 
ways. Congress makes the mail pay 
rates, and the express rates are made 
by agreement between the express 
and the railroad companies. . . . 

We pay rural mail carriers starva- 
tion wages (less than a dollar a day 
after deducting the cost to them of 
keeping their rigs) and require them 
to equip themselves with a horse and 
wagon each capable of carrying half 
a ton of merchandise or mail. Then 
we forbid these carriers to deliver on 
their routes anything heavier than 
letters, newspapers and postal cards, 
excepting at exorbitant rates. . . . 

We have more than 60,000 post- 
masters, almost all of whom are se- 
lected for their offices, not because of 
their knowledge of postal matters, but 
because of their political standing, in- 
fluence or usefulness. . . . — From 
"Why We Have a Postal Deficit," by 
Herman B. Walker in La Follette's. 


(Saturday Evening Post) 
"The emancipation of the Repub- 
lican party in California from domi- 
nation by the political bureau of the 
Southern Pacific Railroad and its 
allies," is the foremost object of the 
Lincoln-Roosevelt Republican League 
of that state. Truly, a strange object 
in a Government professedly free. 
For forty years California, politically 
speaking, has been an asset of a rail- 
road whose creatures have been put 
into the legislature, into Congress 
and on the bench. 

This seems an odd situation in an 
American state, but the oddness is 
more apparent than real. In Califor- 
nia the ruling politico-business hier- 

archy happens to center in a single 
corporation. In other states it con- 
sists of a fraternity of many corpora- 
tions. Pennsylvania, for example, is 
as much bossed as California, but not 
to the same degree by its leading 
railroad. Probably, for one thing, the 
Pennsj'lvania Railroad is too intelli- 
gent to set up its chief counsel as the 
political general superintendent of a 

The contest in California is essen- 
tially the same contest that other 
states are waging — to drive preda- 
tory business out of politics. The situ- 
ation there is, however, both simpler 
and more galling, because the enemy 
is so easily identified. And there the 
contest is more forward than in many 
states. The Lincoln-Roosevelt League, 
as California insurgents call them- 
selves, is making a good fight to carry 
this summer's primaries. In the Sec- 
ond Congressional District the candi- 
date is William Kent — "Just the sort 
of man that is needed in Congress," 
says the Daily News of Chicago, 
which city Mr. Kent helped to lead 
out of its traction jungle. We expect 
the California insurgents to win. It 
is not easy to believe that California 
chooses to be the appendage of a 



The little band of seven or eight 
progressives in the Senate and some 
forty in the House have left impress 
upon the legislation of the session. 
Had it not been for them there would 
be much less cause for satisfaction 
with the railroad rate law, the postal 
bank system, the conservation and the 
statehood bills. Scores of amend- 
ments representing the progressive 
tendencies were written into all of 
these cardinal pieces of legislation by 
the Republican insurgents. . . . 

The consideration of the railroad 
bill affords a conspicuous example. 
Instead of being put through under a 
rule limiting debate, the bill was dis- 
cussed and amended with the utmost 
freedom. In contrast stands the 
Payne tariff bill, put through under a 
rule, which left a large section of the 
party dissatisfied. 

The insurgents changed the rules 
of the House in important particu- 
lars and the changes worked well — 
for the people, if not for the vested 
interests. The Speaker has been 
eliminated from the rules committee 
and that committee has been made 
elective by the House instead of ap- 
pointive by the Speaker. The Speaker 
has been deprived of the power to 
smother legislation in the committees. 
No longer is it necessary for a mem- 
ber to go to the Speaker's room and 
humbly ask for recognition to make 
a motion on the floor. — From staff 
correspondence of the Chicago Tri- 
bune, June 19. 





At the regular weekly luncheon of 
the City Club to be held at the West- 
minister Hotel today, July 23, at 12:15 
p. m. Prof. Allison Ware, of San Fran- 
cisco, will speak on "Civic Responsi- 
bility and the Public Schools." Dr. 
Aaron S. Watkins, vice-president of 
the Ohio Northern University, will 
give a short talk on a similar subject. 

Senator Lodge sees 15 reasons why 
the cost of living is so high, but the 
country would be willing to swap the 
whole 15 reasons for one effective 
remedy. — Boston Globe 

They are trying .to induce A. G. 
Spalding, the old baseball player and 
magnate, to run for the Senatorship. 
He would not get beyond second 
base. — Los Angeles Herald. 


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Lincoln-Roosevelt Republican League 

Primary Election August 16, 1910 






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Clerk of Supieme Court 


Supt. of Public Instruction 


Superintendent State Piinli"g 


Board of Equalization (4th Dist.) 


Railroad Commissioner (3rd Dist.) 



United States Senator 


Renresentative 7th Dist. 



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ligbtful out 

in the beautiful surrounding 

John P. Jones of Ne- 

"Miramar" in \ 

licr than on yesterday, when bright 

field of green 

in honor ot' the 

trly and re- 

d till the very end of the last 
hour named on the invitation 
The V i Santa Monica 

be host-in-general of the after- 
noon, and lent official aid to tin - 
commander-in-chief by naming il 

ssist in receiving the guests, 

member being privileged to in- 
vite two friends. Needless t" say, no 
privileges in this respect were slight- 
ed, the hundreds of guests in attend- 
ance proving the interest of the men- 
folk of beach and town society as 
well as their women-folk, by their at- 

nce in large numbers. It was 
a happy, merry throng whose gay 
laughter at times vied with the music 
of the very excellent orchestra that 
played in a cosy nook 'neath the ham- 
boo trees at the western end of the 

n. Here and there were daintily 
appointed tables from which were 
served, all the afternoon, frozen ices 
and delicious sweetmeats, young 
daughters of the club members, 
gowned in pretty summer frocks, 
handing 'round the refreshing con- 

Members of the executive board and 
others who assisted Mrs. Jones were 
Mrs. D. G. Stephens, Mrs. E. P. Nit- 
tenger, Mrs. J. S. Eggleston. Mrs. H. 
J. Engelbrecht, Mrs. .1. \Y. Todd. Mrs. 
ica Clark. Mrs. George H. Hut- 
ton, Mrs. G. Wiley Wells, Mrs. Force 
Parker, Mrs. Fred II. Taft. Mrs. Roy 
Silvernale, Mrs. I. \\ . Wagner and 
Mrs. G. D. Head. Mrs. W. C. lost, 
Mrs. Charles Tegner and Mrs. C. W. 
Rogers were a very efficient commit- 
tee on refreshments and the young 
girls who so gracefully served were 
the Misses Henrietta Hunt, Gretchen 
Rebok, Shirley Henry, Louise Cowell, 
Salathe, Myrtle Nash, Marguerite Fo- 
gel, Dorothy Jones. Dorothy Smale, 
Tegner, Willie McPherson, 
Olive Tullis and Ollie Sweet. 

This was the first garden party in 
the calendar of this flourishing and 
progressive club of women, but so 
thoroughly delightful was the affair 
that it has been promised that it shall 
not be the last. Like all other clubs, 
the Santa Monica organization, which 
contains the names of many Los An- 
geles women in its list of members, 
leaves off serious work in the summer 
months; but unlike other clubs, it sub- 
stitutes a social program, some at- 
tractive event being featured every 
month. Not only is this a delightful 
innovation, but it has proved a most 
profitable one, advancing and cement- 
ing the social life of its members and 
providing much delightful entertain- 
ment for them and their friends. It 
is the hope of at least a few members 
of the club that by next summer it 
will have a home of its own, where 
the summer as well as the resident 
guest may he entertained at frequent 

returned only recently from North- 
ampton, Mass.. where she has spent 
nd the atT;iir was 
given in her honor. The rooms of the 
us Wood residence in St. James 

Park were brightened with gay blos- 

and greenery and the tabll 
pointments weri illy pretty. 

Mi-- Wood's list of guests included 

Misses Elizabeth Helm. (Catherine 
Stearns, Mildred Burnett, Sallie Bon- 
ner, Florence Wood. Elizabeth Hicks, 
Mary (Jndley, Florence Clark. Vir- 
ginia Walsh, Evangeline Duque, Haze] 
Childress and McClanahan, Mrs, llar- 

laXter, Eugene Clark. Arden Hay. 
Sidney Higgins, Harold Baxter. Har- 
old Bowen, Gabriel Duque, George 
Reed, Mr Horan, Raymond Moore, 

ter Moore. Jack Buckltn, Paul 
Bucklin, Maynard McFie, Henry Daly, 
Harry I!Iackmore. lack Sommers and 
Nat Head. 

Miss Edith II. Foster and Edward 
A. Henderson were the principals in 
a pretty mid-summer wedding on 
Wednesday evening, the ceremony be- 
ing performed in the home of the 
bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. Har- 
vey Foster of 1223 West Thirty-sev- 
enth place. Rev. Dr. Ezra A. fiealy, 
dean of theology at the University of 
Southern California, was the officiat- 
ing minister. Miss Ella White Fos- 
ter played her sister's wedding march, 
ami Miss Edith Hurst sang "I Can- 
not Help Loving Thee," by Johns. 
The bride's only attendants were a 
flower girl and ring bearer, little Mar- 
ion Shideler and Master Corwin Fos- 
ter, both dressed in white. She wore 
a lovely gown of white messaline, with 
overdress of chiffon and lace, her long 
veil being held in place with lilies of 
the valley. Her wedding bouquet was 
of the same beautiful blossoms and 
bride roses. Cool looking decorations 
of white and green adorned the in- 
terior of the home in graceful ar- 
rangement, and the garden, illuminat- 
ed with many Japanese lanterns, 
was where the supper was served. A 
large reception was held, following the 
ceremony, when the bride and groom 
were assisted by Mr. and Mrs. J. Har- 
vey Foster, the Misses Laura and 
Margaret Henderson and Miss Ella 
White Foster. After a visit of several 
weeks at Coronado, the young people 
will return to reside in Los Angeles, 
the groom being in the drug business 
in (his city. 

Miss Elizabeth Wood's dinner-dance 
of Tuesday evening was one of the 
prettiest and most pretentious affairs 
of the week Miss Katherine Johnson 
cousin of the lovely young hostess. 

Godfrey Holterhoff, Tr., will leave 
Los Angeles Tuesday for New York 
City, where he will take steamer for 
Europe. Mr. Holterhoff will go di- 
rect to Berlin, as fast as the long 
journey by water and rail can be ac- 
complished. There he will join Mrs. 
Holterhoff and their daughter Leila, 
remaining with them until Septem- 
ber, when Mrs. Holterhoff will return 
with him to California. Miss Holter- 
linff will remain abroad until April of 
next year, as the months of the com- 
ing winter are filled with important 
concert engagements. This lovely 
young song-bird is singing her way 
into the hearts of the music-loving 
people of the Fatherland, not an easy 
task for an American ?irl to set her- 
self But long ago Miss Holterhoff 
proved herself not afraid of attack- 
ing a difficult proposition. She has 
mastered five languages, including 
Latin, possessing a diploma to teach 
the latter, and has a repertoire of 
grand opera roles of enviable com- 
pleteness Late in the spring, when 

-he made her debut in the concert 
world before a critical Berlin audience, 
-he r -t gracious 

-t who 
ndied in that city in recent ] 
and the notices that appeared in the 
Belgian and French papers were as 
ring as ili, isc i,, (he periodicals 
I many. A she has 

made a number of important engage- 
ments for next winter in Germany. 
In the spring she will return to Amer- 
ica and tour the cities of her native 
land. Her countless friends and ad- 
mirers anticipate her local advent 
with keen interest. 

Rich., i the Vir- 

ility friends. Today Mrs. 
Raj Baker and Miss Maude Adams 
ntertaining for her. 

A midsummer wedding, of interest 
will be that of the daughter "i I ap 
tain and Mrs. Edward Gray, Miss 
Mabel Frances, and Dr. I. E, X'ich- 
'I-. which i- to be solemnized on 
Monday, August 29, in the Captain's 
home in West Adams street. The 
Grays are old Californians and for 
many years the family tesided in 
beautiful Alhambra. There Miss Gray 
attended and graduated from the Al- 
hambra High School, still retaining 
membership in a school club formed 
at that time. It was at a luncheon 
given to the members of this little 
society at the Gray home recently, 
that announcement of the approach- 
ing wedding was made. In honor of 
the popular bride-elect, Mrs. J. W. 
Bennet of Alhambra gave a kitchen 
shower last Saturday, w'hen fourteen 
young women friends were invited to 
participate. Another pretty affair 
was given for her in the middle of this 
week by Mrs. Ora Stokes at her home 
in Garfield avenue, South Pasadena, 
when the guests numbered thirteen, 
Miss Gray, however, declares herself 
immune to any superstitious fear be- 
cause the guests did not number more 
or less. 

Mrs. M. H. Flint received a letter 
this week from the Senator Frank P. 
Flints, who, with the Senator's moth- 
er, Mrs. A. L. Danskin, are touring 
Europe, in which came word of a de- 
lightful outing spent in sightseeing, 
with intermittent periods of rest, 
much needed after the arduous 
months of the National Capitol's win- 
ter season. The party, including Miss 
Katherine Flint, sailed from New 
York on July 5, and this week's com- 
munication stated that the party was 
still in and around London, but would 
.soon travel on to other countries to 
be visited in their three months' ab- 
sence. They will not return to Cali- 
fornia this year, but will go direct to 
Washington on their arrival from 
abroad, where they will be domiciled 
for what they plan to be their last 
season in Washington, in their very 
attractive Massachusetts avenue resi- 
dence, one of the most artistic homes, 
on the interior, in the Capitol city. 

Tn honor of Miss Leta Crane, who 
will be married to George Ellis in the 
early fall, Miss Florence Judd, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Don A. Judd of 
Beacon street, entertained with a 
bridge luncheon Tuesday afternoon. 
Covers were laid for Miss Crane, Miss 
Ollie Bennett, Miss Clara Scott, Miss 
Carrie Albrecht, Miss Grace Perkins, 
Miss Zona Hanewalt. Miss Maude 
Adams, Miss Anne Bentley, Miss 
Freda Ludeman. Miss Bertha Lull, 
Miss Ethelyn Walker, Miss Florence 
Thresher, Miss Semone Ruch, Miss 
Elizabeth Richards, Miss Anne Rich- 
ards. Miss Marie Schuman, Miss 
Mabel Fisher, Miss Stanley Setnan 
and Mrs. Cecil Gardner. On Wednes- 
day afternoon Miss Crane was again 
the honor guest when Miss Anne 

A wedding of much local interest 
wa- solemnized "ii Monday, when 
Mi-- i I ey and Ward W. van 

I >us, n ime of 

parents. Major and Mrs. 
.nam street. 
Rev, Warren F. Daj read the mar- 
riage ceremony, and the bride was 
ded by Miss Elizabeth Gibson, as 
maid of honor. The bride's gown was 
ol beautiful, sheer white material, 
gracefully trimmed with lace in lin- 
gerie effect, and her pretty attendant 
wore a dainty frock of pink. White 
and pink flowers adorned the rooms 
and a breakfast followed the cerc- 
mony. After a honeymoon trip, Mr. 
and Mrs van Dusen will take up their 
residence in this city, 

A charming week end event was the 
luncheon given last Friday by Mrs. 
D. A. Vail of 18,10 Bruce street, South 
Pasadena. The affair was al fresco, 
the prettily appointed table being 
spread under a great oak tree in the 
garden and having for its centerpiece 
a basket of pink Madam Chatney 
roses. The place cards, ornamented 
with rural scenes done in water col- 
ors, bore the names of Mrs. J. C. Bal- 
four, Mrs. H. W. Westlake, Mrs. 
James Herndon, Mrs. Charles Pease, 
Mrs. E. P. Bosbyshell, Mrs. Laura 
Armstrong, Mrs. L. Young, Mrs. 
Lawrence Logan, Mrs. Glenn Spence, 
Mrs. W. Fogg, Miss Bertha Bosby- 
shell and Mrs. C. Cummings of Oak- 
land. After luncheon the guests 
played Five Hundred. Mrs. Balfour 
and Miss Bosbyshell winning the 

Count de Buisseret of Belgium, 
representing his country at Washing- 
ton, was an honored guest in the 
home of his father-in-law, Major 
General John P. Story of "Ridge 
Way," Oak Knoll, Pasadena, this 
week. The fair-haired countess of 
the Belgian Minister is well known 
in. Southern California where, as Car- 
rie Story, she was a popular member 
of local society. The de Buisserets 
now have five children, all boys but 
the latest addition to the family, and 
this summer they are with their 
mother at the family estate, "Tern- 
iere," in Flanders. Count de Buis- 
seret is making a tour of the Pacific 
Coast states and was charmed with 
the locality surrounding the Story 
home place. He goes from here di- 
rect to Washington, planning to leave 
in a short time for Belgium, to bring 
his little family back for the Wash- 
ington winter. 


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Miss Emmie Josephine Luentzel, 
whose marriage with Craig C. Horton 
will take place on Wednesday, August 
31, was a special guest of honor at 
Tuesday's meeting of the Buenas 
Amigas Card Club in the home of 
Mrs. R. K. Wilson, 360 East Jeffer- 
son street. The afternoon's prizes, 
handsome embroidered pieces, were 
won by Mrs. H. Harriott and Mrs. 
F. L. Goldsborough. A delightful sur- 
prise planned by the club for the 
bride-elect was the gift to her, on 
Tuesday, of a handsome set of clrny 
table pieces. Other guests of the af- 
ternoon were Mrs. N. K. Parkhurst 
and Mrs. Henry O. Nofsinger, sister- 
in-law of the hostess, who returned 
to San Francisco Wednesday. 

Miss Mary Mendenhall was hostess 
of a pleasant affair given this week 
for Miss Rivera Boyd, who will leave 
next month for Berkeley, where she 
will enter the university. The guests 
were Miss Jackson, Miss McDearmon, 
Miss Silroe, Miss Hughey, Miss Mi- 
guel McCarthy, Miss Dunleavy, Miss 
Wilson, Miss Law, Miss Bokenkraher, 
Miss Miguel, Miss Chase, Miss Hol- 
lingsworth, Miss Harcus, Miss Peile, 
Miss McMurray, Miss Thompson, 
Miss Harris, Miss Kellogg, Miss Ed- 
na Boyd and Mrs. Jesse Boyd. 

Miss Lulu M. Scott and Louis F. 
Moore were married Wednesday even- 
ing at the home of the latter's broth- 
er, Dr. E. C. Moore, of 1649 Orange 
street, Rev. Warren F. Day officiating. 
The. bride's gown was of white Egypta 
cloth, en traine, and trimmed with 
hand-made lace. Her bouquet was of 
bride roses and ferns. Shasta daisies 
and ferns were used to decorate the 
rooms where the ceremony was read 
and later supper was served. Mr. and 
Mrs. Moore have gone to Washing- 
ton, where they are to join a camping 
party for an outing of several weeks. 
They will reside in Berkeley. 

West Twenty-third street are enter- 
taining their niece, Miss Grace Glea- 
sion, of Pawhurka, Oklahoma. Another 
guest in the Markwell home is Miss 
Kathryn Hurley, daughter of an Okla- 
homa banker. It is expected that the 
young women will receive much so- 
cial attention during their visit in Cali- 

The marriage day of Miss Helen 
Sevier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mil- 
ton Sevier, and Walter McCoy of Vi- 
salia has been set for Tuesday, Au- 
gust 16, at the Sevier residence. It 
is to be an afternoon wedding, with 
Rev. Bresee officiating". The young 
people will be attended by the brother 
of Miss Sevier, Dr. Lawrence Sevier, 
and his charming wife. A large re- 
ception will follow the ceremony, 
when twelve popular young women, 
Jriends of the bride-elect, will assist 
in receiving. 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Solano of South 
Figueroa street will spend a part of 
the summer season at Hotel Potter, 
Santa Barbara, as it is their custom 
to do every year. They are planning 
to leave their Los Angeles home Au- 
gust 1. Their daughter, Mrs. Harry 
Logan, who, with her husband is here 
from Canada for a visit, will pass the 
remainder of the summer at Holly- 
wood. Mrs. Logan has been much 
feted since her return to her girlhood 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harrison, 
Charles Harrison and Mr. and Mrs. 
J: B. McAsh will leave Thursday, un- 
der the auspices of the steamship de- 
partment, German-American Savings 
Bank; on an extended tour through 
England, Scotland, Germany, France 
and Italy. The party expects to re- 
turn to Los Angeles about Novem- 
ber 1. 

: Going north to attend, the annual 
"Jinks" of the famed Bohemian Club 
of San Francisco in the Mendocino 
redwood forest, Mr. Thomas A. Gra- 
ham left Tuesday evening for San 
Francisco. Mr. Graham took his 
family along, and they will run over 
to Lake Tahoe for a couple of weeks. 
Returning south the party will make 
a stop at Hotel del Monte. 

Mrs. Joseph Simmons, 1619 Penn- 
sylvania avenue, entertained the Kil- 
kare Club on Tuesday afternoon. 
This little society numbers a dozen 
members who meet every fortnight 
for luncheon and cards. Five hun- 
dred is played. Mrs. William Alex- 
ander won the first prize this week, 
the second prize going, as always, to 
the hostess of the day. 

Mrs. Granville MacGowan is at Ho- 
tel Potter, Santa Barbara, to remain 
till the end of the month. Mrs. Ran- 
dolph H. Miner will go up on the 
first for an extended stay and others 
who will register at this hotel for Au- 
gust or longer include Mrs. Emmeline 
Childs, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Stoner, 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pitcairn and 
Mr. and Mrs. Tod Ford. 

Enjoying country life at the beau- 
tiful ranchito of Mr. and Mrs. Ed- 
ward Silent, ten miles east of San 
Fernando, is a party consisting of Mr. 
and Mrs. Sumner P. Hunt, Miss 
"Louise Hunt, Mrs. Otheman Stevens 
and Mrs. Roy Silent. "Forivio" is one 
of the most delightful out-door rest 
places in the Southland. 

at the week end, given for Miss Mar- 
guerite Vickery, her niece, whose en- 
gagement to Richard Applegate of 
Redbank, N. J., was announced re- 

San Luis Obispo for a sojourn of 
several weeks. 

Mrs. John D. Foster of 813 West 
Twenty-eighth street and Mrs. George 
F. Beveridge of 2707 Portland street 
are among those who have flitted to 
the North, where they will be guests 
for a time of Mrs. James Washington 
at Belvedere, the beautiful little cliff 
village of San Francisco Bay. 

Another wedding scheduled for the 
near. future is that of Miss Anna Elisa- 
beth Young and Herbert Frank 
Bridges. The ceremony will be sol- 
emnized at the home of the bride's 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson W. 
Young, 1726 Santee street, on Wed- 
nesday evening, July 27. 

A merry mountain outing was en- 
joyed yesterday by the members of 
the Ramblers' section of the Crescent 
Bay Woman's Club, when they jour- 
neyed to Las Tunas Canyon, where 
they were guests for the day of Mrs. 
H. K. Nettleship at her pretty sum- 
mer camp. 

Mrs. C. W. Stone gave a charm- 
ingly appointed luncheon at her home 
in Beverly recently, when covers were 
laid for_ a dozen friends. Mrs. Stone 
was assisted in receiving by her moth- 
er, Mrs. A. M. Rifle, and her sister. 
Mrs. A. Neistrum. 

The engagement of Miss Anne Au- 
gusta Powers, daughter of Dr. and 
Mrs. L. M. Powers of Lovelace ave- 
nue, and Edward S. Kellar was an- 
nounced recently at a luncheon given 
by Mrs. William S. James of Shattc, 

Mr. and Mrs. Hewlett C. Merrit of 
Terrace Drive, Pasadena, accompanied 
by Miss Sallie Cook, are away on a 
tour through Canada and British Co- 
lumbia, stopping at Lake Tahoe en 

Miss Blanche Leonard, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Leonard, has 
set the date of her marriage with Sid- 
ney Butler for Saturday, July 30, at 
the Union Avenue Methodist Church. 
Only relatives and intimate friends 
will be present. Rev. Will A. .Knight- 
en will officiate. 

Miss Anita Brown, home for the 
summer from Wellesley, is spending 
her vacation with her parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. William E. Brewster-Smith, 
of 820 Elm avenue, South Pasadena. 
Mrs. Brewster-Smith and Miss Brown 
will be at home Wednesdays. 

Mrs. George J. Cheney of 750 North 
Hill street has as her house guest 
Mrs. A. S. Guthrie, wife of Major 
Guthrie of the Philippine constabul- 
ary. Mrs. Cheney will spend several 
months in "the States," visiting other 
Southern California towns during her 

The marriage of Miss Marion Mc- 
Clure, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. 
U. McClure, with Edward Keasbey, is 
announced to take place Tuesdaj . 
August 16, in Berean Hall, the Audi- 
torium, Rev. Robert J. Burdette, D. 
D., performing the ceremony. 

Mrs. E. R. Shrader and Miss Ethel 
Shrader of Hollywood have returned 
from a visit of several weeks in the 
East. They will receive their friends 
after August 1 at their home, 136 
Sycamore avenue, Hollywood. 

Mrs. Grant G. Goucher and her 
guest. Mrs. Ned Coe of San Francisco, 
for whom she entertained recently, 
were at home at the Goucher resi- 
dence, 901 Normandie avenue, yester- 
day, afternoon. 

Mr. and Mrs. Erasmus Wilson of 
Chester Place will leave August 3 for 
a three-months' trip in the East, visit- 
ing various large cities of the Atlantic 

Mr. and Mrs. Thilo Becker are 
among those who plan to leave the 
city for an August outing, starting the 
first of the month for a six-weeks' 
trip to Honolulu. 

Mrs. James S. Phillips of Virgil 
street and their son and daughter, 
James and Violet, left this week for 
Yosemit.e Valley, where they plan to 
remain until September 1. 

Mr. and Mrs. Seth Hart of West 
Thirty-seventh street, with their little 
daughter, Dorothy, have gone to 
Ocean Park for the heated term, tak- 
ing, a cottage near Bristol Pier. 

Mr. and Mrs. George W. Jordan 
will go over to Avalon August 1 to 
spend the remainder of the summer 
on the island. They have taken a 
pretty cottage for the season. 

Mrs. Katherine Johnston will leave 
the latter part of next week for Lake 
Tahoe, where she plans to spend the 
remainder of the season. 

Judge and Mrs. J. W. McKinley and 
their son Wilfred will pass part of 
the summer at Pelican Lake, Oregon, 
planning to go next month. 

Mr. and Mrs. Isidore Roth have re- 
tuned from the Grand Canyon and 
will be at home to friends at 1321 
South Burlington avenue after Au- 
gust 1. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Letts and the 
Misses Edna and Gladys Letts are 
among a crowd making a stay at beau- 
tiful Tahoe Tavern. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Markwell oi 1635 

Mrs. Joseph H. Call of Beacon 
street entertained with a pretty tea 

Mr. and Mrs. Cyril, Bretherton, 
numbered among the many newly- 
weds, have taken a cottage in West 
Sixth street. 

Major Cochrane and Miss Cochrane 
of the Soldiers' Home are spending 
a month at Idyllwild. 


"Not Life Unless You Have a Home 

of Your Own," Says Chas. 

F. Lummis. 

It is not strange that in the, inhos- 
pitable East people live in flats, 
hotels or in houses that elbow .one 
another like ladies at a bargain 
counter without room to drop a pin 
or a breath of air between. 

But out here, nature is really a 
mother, and is grateful for the least 
flattery or attention from her chil- 
dren and gives them back flowers and 
grass and trees and all her gracious 
smiles in return for a very little at- 
tention and compliment. Here either 
the vast majority of intelligent Ameri- 
cans will learn to live on their own 
little piece of land, in their own little 
house, and raise their children with 
these advantages, instead of keeping 
them in flats and giving them a ce- 
ment sidewalk as a world — or else 
civilization has made such fools of us 
that there is really no hope. 

Myself, I am an optimist. I be- 
lieve that within ten years eighty per 
cent of the people who have been in 
Southern California for ten years will 
be living each family on a piece of 
land by itself, even if it's only a fifty 
foot lot. 

I believe that sixty per cent of 
them — not merely the rich, but those 
in moderate circumstances, and even 
the poor — will own their own piaces 
or be on their way to it by the install- 
ment arrangements which make such 
a thing possible. . . . 

There is no reason why any sane 
person should not use California as 
it was meant to be used. 

There is no commercial reason 
why they should not have their own 
homes; and it is not life unless you 
have a home of your own. The 
thoughtful student of men realizes 
that the greatest glory of Los An- 
geles is not the aqueduct, nor the sky- 
scrapers, nor the transportation^ fa- 
cilities, nor any of the other things 
in which it far surpasses any other 
city of its size. 

Its crowning beauty and its strength 
is that it is a city of homes owned by 
the people who live in them. . 

From every point of view of citi- 
zenship or political economy, of 
health, of progress, of happiness, the 
foundation of society is the home. 
The suite is not a home. The apart- 
ment is not a home. 

Love can make any of them a very 
fair imitation for a time. So you can 
wash a piece of brass in a chemical 
bath and make it look like gold. But 
it is not gold. And a home is a thing 
that has to be gold down to its very- 
core to stand the wear and tear of 
time, the corrosion of biting acids. 
There is no such thing as a real home 
without a real house of your own to 
nest it in. — Chas. F. Lummis in 
"Homes of Los Angeles," published 
by Los Angeles Investment Co. 


Mrs. Frank Thompson has gone to 

Wouldn't a room in a cool apart- 
ment house be a boon this hot 
weather? Wouldn't it be very desir- 
able to be living in rooms that were 
not only cool, but were centrally lo- 
cated, so that you would not be 
obliged to go to the outskirts of the 
city or to one of the beaches in order 
to live comfortably? The St. Regis 
apartment house at 237 S. Flower street 
offers these advantages and at prices 
that are most moderate, considering 
the location. 

This modern apartment house is 
equipped with housekeeping apart- 
ments as well as single rooms, has a 
private telephone in each apartment 
and room and is but five minutes' 
walk from the corner of Third and 



"An American Widow" 
In "An Ann r 

tenting at the Majestic, Miss Virginia 

nrr from 

tending t 

rcial. and young 

>, to meet the requirements 

■ aged husband's will regarding 

marriage and to inherit his 

millions, marries tor convenience and 

in name only an American 

in ordi ne 1 1- o wife of a titled 

Englishman after the anticipated di- 

Only that of mer- 
ure her capabilities by this vehicle 

The leading man, William Courte- 
i of promise and dc- 
popularity, in the 
Without saying much he invests the 
i the musician with the constant 
suggestion of hidden force and charm, 
which is heightened by his preposses- 
facial ex- 
Miss Grace Travers is capi- 
tal as the Irish prima donna with the 
Italian and makes the most of 

evcrj ity. 

Annabelle Whitford, Orpheum Next Week 

voice. The couple separate at the 
close of the ceremony but accidental- 
ly meet again after four months as 
members of the same house party. 

The watchful Englishman hovers 
near, while a fiery-hearted prima donna 
sentimentally inclined toward the 
composer and other interesting per- 
sonages form a colony with possibili- 
ties of mirth and complication. The 
playwright gets fun galore out of the 
situations and at the end of three well- 
written acts reconciles the former 
widow to her eccentric but fascinating 
husband and sends the Englishman 
to Pittsburg after the last of 
the season's eligibles. The play is 
empty of substance, bul il goes along 
with an easy swing and is extremely 
funny. Miss Harned wears some daz- 
zling costumes and plays with a de- 
lightful ease, giving no impression of 
being out of her element in a decided- 
ly flimsy role. One cannot admire the 
character she dipicts since the clever- 
ness whi ch indicates beneath her 

The others of the cast are satisfac- 

Dorothy R. Lewis. 

Superlative Bill at Orpheum This 

It is a superlatively good bill at the 
Orpheum this week and the same 
holds good in promise for next week. 
Consequently seats at this popular 
playhouse must be secured several 
day* in advance. 

There is only one number that is 
worse than commonplace and that is 
relieved a bit by the singing of one 
of the team. On the other hand 
there is splendid athletics, good mono- 
logue and sketch work and an un- 
usually line bit of spectacular work. 
to say nothing of a score of dogs that 
know enough to do the right thing 
at tin right time — and thus evince 
heii upi i iority to the majority of 

Detailed description would take 

The Franklin and Standards Co. 
gymnastics, i .. ■ n rial ballet 


disporl themseh air with a* 


finny), who do stunts under 

water in a glass tank. It's not a 
of "a rag and a bone and a hank of 
hair" with them, though the clothing 
is of the one pi ;v and the 

bone- are well unholstered. 

Lewis McCord's company of six 

sent a farcelel that is full 

of fun and clever characterization and 

Victoria continues hi 
music hall song-, of which the most 
clever is the "Painter's Model I" She 

ndicapped by overadvertisin 
makes good on her merits by tin tirai 
her turn is hall" through. 

Peter Donald's tipsy Scotchman put 
Harry Lauder in the shade and with 
M,ta Carson he proves one of the 
best hits of the bill and a neal cur- 
tain speech in broad Scot accen- 
tuates bis popularity. Zertho's 20 
dogs close the bill with a whole per- 
formance "worth the price of admis- 
sion" as are the other numbers men- 

W. F. G. 

Muriel Mason, his part- 
ner in tin the 


■ril. (Harmon McGn 

of the value of the 
erly i ,, -,, (0 

| in this r 
-Muriel 1. 
of the mine until if age 

"Caught in the Rain" 

The week's attraction at the Bur- 
bank is a good hot weather offering. 
' Nothing to tax ones mentality, just 
enough plot to hold the interest ana 
full of bright lines that makes the 
audience forget the heat and kindred 

Harmon McGregor, the juvenile of 
the company takes the Willie Collier 
part, that of the shy young man who 
was caught in the rain storm, not 
only by the elements but by a very 
pretty young girl as well, who, in her 
fear of the storm and her frantic ef- 
forts to keep him from deserting her, 
causes the young man much embar- 
rassment. And thereby hangs the 

Willis Marks, Burbank 

and Dick's partner is willing to use 
any means to get the mine, and is in 
a fair way to do so on account of a 
hold he has upon Miss Mason's father. 

How Dick and Muriel fall in love 
with one another, how, through a mis- 
understanding, he refuses to marry 
her and she consents to marry his 
partner in order to relieve her father 
from financial embarrassment; and 
how, as per usual, everything comes 
out all right; all these incidents com- 
bine to make a very pretty story. 

McGregor sustains the major part 
of the performance with credit and 

Beginning J" 
Annabelle Whitford 

The Brinkley Girl 
Five Olympiers 

Human Statuary 
White & Simmons 

"The Band Wagon" 
?? DeLion ?? 

2 hands and 12 billiard 



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Donald & Carson 

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Lewis McCord & Co. 
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Zertho's Canines 
Comedy Dogs. 

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Miss Rambeau makes a very likeable 
and vivacious Muriel Mason. The 
other members of the company played 
the parts very acceptably. 

Majestic — Virginia Harried 

Arthur Wing Pinero's drama of 
modern life, "The Second Mrs. Tan- 
queray" will be Virginia Harned's of- 
fering for the second week of her en- 
gagement at the Majestic Theater, be- 
ginning Sunday night. 

Like all of the plays of this drama- 
tist, "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray" 
teems with brilliant lines and spark- 
ling epigrams. Pinero is fond of 
dealing in the hard, and frequently 
unjust facts of real life of which this 
play is particularly representative. 

Paula Tanqueray is a woman with 
a "past." She hesitates long before 
marrying Aubrey Tanqueray, and 
then just before marrying him she of- 
fers him a letter in which she has 
written everything pertaining to her 
past life. Her husband-to-be, how- 
ever, refuses to read this letter, and 
she goes with him to begin life over 
again in his home, in company with 
his beautiful and sweet young daugh- 
ter. Paula tries in vain to make the 
young girl love her, but the daughter 
always holds aloof. Finally it trans- 
pires that the daughter is deeply in 
love with a young man who at one 
time figured very prominently in 
Paula Tanqueray's life. To save her 
beloved _ step-daughter from marriage 
with this worthless young man, the 
second Mrs. Tanqueray gives up 
everything, and the play is brought to 
a strong, impressive ending. 

Miss Harned will have the role of 
Paula Tanqueray. and William Courte- 
nay will play Aubrey Tanqueray. 

Orpheum Next Week 

The Orpheum, for the week begin- 
ning Monday matinee, July 25. will 
have a star in Annabelle Whitford, 
the famous Gibson type and later the 
personification of the Nell Brinkley 
girl. Miss Whitford was not only the 
model for many of Gibson's pictures, 
but she was the first to portray his 
type of girl on the stage. Later, she 
was seized upon by Nell Brinkley as 
the personification of the slim, slen- 
der, simply clad damsel, whom she 
committed to paper, and again was 
Miss Whitford the first to portray the 
Brinkley girl on the stage. In her 
present vaudeville offering, Miss 
Whitford will offer novelties, based on 
her hits in the "Follies" of 1908, 1909 
and 1910 respectively — those Anna 
Held Revues which always set New 
York talking. Each of her portrayals 
is distinctive, and in each she appears 
in a different garb. 

Human statuary of a new sort is 
the act offered by the five Olympiers, 
models of physique and beauty in 
face and form. They are trained to 
pose for periods of some length, and 
their portrayals are different from the 
usual, as the bas-relief plays an im- 
portant part in each. 

Lew White and Frank Simmons, in 
'The Bank Wagon" have a black face 
act of merit, as well as of fun-making 
proclivities. These two farceurs need 
no introduction here, as they are well 

DeLion, ' whose "front" name is a 
double ??, is contented with a billing 
of "two hands and 12 billiard balls." 
The act has a bit of mystery about it, 
and must really be seen to be under- 
stood and appreciated. 

The Finney sisters will continue to 
"Mermaid" another week. Donald & 
Carson, Lewis McCord and Co., and 
Zertho's acting canines, with new mo- 
tion pictures complete the bill. 

turning was engaged to appear at the 
Levy Cafe. 

In the arrival of Flynn & McLaugh- 
lin, the singing and dancing duo, the 
work of Raymond & Hall of a few 
weeks ago should be surpassed. A 
beauty herself and gowned with an 
eye to effect, Miss McLaughlin makes 
an ideal partner for the clogging and 
dancing of Mr. Flynn. 

The Florence Trio as usual appear 
in entirely new costumes and have 
arranged some selections from operas. 
The baritone of this trio is said to be 
worth hearing in the solo work, while 
the tenor has done some good work 
during the two weeks of their engage- 
ment in this city. 

The act of Kitty Stevens is attract- 
ing attention, and for the coming 
week she has arranged an entirely new 

The Kammermeyer Orchestra prom- 
ises to introduce novelties into the 
afternoon string programs. 

Lew's Cafe Chantamt 
For the forthcoming week a com- 
plete change of bill with three new 
faces is announced. 

Suzanne Rocamora, singer, who has 
spent the rjast three years on the 
Keith and Orpheum circuits, comes to 
the Coast for vacation, but before re- 

the name of the girl that interests him 
— her name is Beatrice Sloane — let 
alone make love to her, and his 
misery knows no bounds. To further 
complicate what is already a very 
complicated situation, Beatrice's 
mother suffers a loss similar to that of 
Billy and as this happens in the last 
act, the final moments of the comedy 
go with a whirl and a snap that make 
the "Billy" show a continuous laugh 
from beginning to end. 

Following "Billy" the Belasco Com- 
pany will give the first production by 
any stock company of "The Great 
John Ganton." This is the play in 
which George Fawcett was seen under 
Shubert management at the Audi- 
torium last winter. 


"At the White Horse Tavern," a 
quaint comedy translated from the 
German by Sidney Rosenfeld, will be 
the attraction at the Burbank by the 
Burbank company for the week be- 
ginning with the matinee Sunday. 

This play has for its stage setting a 
summer tourist hotel in the Alps. 
This hotel is owned by an attractive 
young woman, Josepha, and her chief 
aide is Leopold, her head waiter. The . 
waiter loves his mistress, she is in 
love with a young lawyer, the latter is 
enamoured of the daughter of an op- 
posing litigant, while this young 
woman is betrothed by her father to 
a more friendly youth. This complica- 
tion of love affairs furnishes an amus- 
ing situation for the general ground- 
work of the play, and for variation an 
unusual number of unique characters 
are introduced. There is a tourist 
who drinks water the year round, so 
he >may take his daughter on long 
trips in the summer. There is his 
daughter who lisps, and is silent be- 
fore strangers rather than display her 
infirmity of speech. There is a gruff 
German, a mountain climber, a guide, 
a beggar and many other incidental 
passers-by in addition'to the people 
about whom the main plot centers. 
The piece shifts back and forth con- 
tinually from nonsense to tenderness, 
the pretty story always being kept 
well in the foreground, for it is pri- 
marily a play, the comedy being in- 
cessant and delicious, but only as an 

Miss Marjorie Rambeau will come- 
to the front again as the landlady of 
the inn. David Hartford will play the 
part of the love-lorn waiter. John 
Burton will reappear after a con- 
siderable absence from the cast, as the 
tourist with the lisping daughter, the 
latter falling to the lot of Ethel Von 
Waldron. David Landau, Harmon 
MacGregor, Jack Belgrave, Willis 
Marks, Frederick Gilbert, Gavin 
Young, Louise Royce, Myrtle Vane 
and Cleo Madison all have interesting 


The Belasco company will this 
week turn its attention to farce-com- 
edy as exemplified in "Billy," the 
George Cameron laughing success that 
will have its first western production 
at the Belasco Monday night. 

"Billv" is one of the Shubert's recent 
New York successes. 

"Billy" has to do with the adventures 
of Billy Hargraves, a young college 
football coach. During a football 
game Billy's molars have been ruined 
and an artificial set has acted as a 
very acceptable substitute until he 
starts on a trip to the Bermudas on 
the same boat that carries a young 
girl with whom he is very much- in 
love. She is accompanied by her 
mother who suffers the same dental 
inflictment as does Billy. The loss of 
Billy's store teeth makes it simply im- 
possible for him to pronounce even 

The Jester's Bells 

"Do drummers really get business 
by telling funny stories?" "Depends 
altogether upon the customer," re- 
plied the traveling salesman. "Some- 
times I tell funny stories and some- 
times I abuse the trusts." — Pittsburg 

"Well, Jim," said Bingleton, as he 
proudly showed off his first-born, 
"What do. you think of that for a 

"He's some kid, all right, all right," 
returned Jim unemotionally. 

"Think he looks like me, old man?" 
persisted Bingleton. 

"H-m ! Well — er — ah — hum — well, 
Bill, I — well, old pal, to tell you the 
truth, I'm afraid he does!" replied the 
embarrassed Jim. — Harper's Weekly. 

When you see a bashful lover 
Blushing crimson in the face 

Every time he takes his watch out, 
"There's a woman in the case." 
— Harvard Lampoon. 

Seymour — What does Flammer do? 
Ashley — He's a composer. Seymour 
— Music or fiction? Ashley — Fiction; 
he writes weather predictions. — Chi- 
cago Daily News. 

First Statesman — How is the official 
investigation into those boodle 
charges coming on? Second States- 
man — Splendidly, splendidly. We've 
succeeded in not finding out a thing. 
— New York Weekly. 

"Higgins is an enterprising black- 
smith." "What now?" "He has put 
in a soda-water fountain and souvenir 
cards." — Buffalo Express. 

"I've called my new song 'Falling 

"Then, my boy, it will never be 
popular. It is too strongly suggestive 
of household bills and commercial 
notes." — Boston Transcript. 

He (to his fiancee, jealously) — Why 
did you let that man kiss you? She 
— He's a distant relative. He — Dis- 
tant? He was too mighty close to 
suit me. — Boston Transcript. 

Those who enjoy the piano and vio- 
lin in duet work will have an oppor- 
tunity next Wednesday evening of 
listening to two of the city's artists 
of the keyboard and the bow at a 
concert to be given in the auditorium 
of the Gamut club in South Hope 
street by the members of the faculty 
of the von Stein Academy of Music. 
These are Heinrich von Stein, piano, 
and Wenzel Kopta, violin. Prof, von 
Stein's technique, his intelligent in- 
terpretation, place him in the fore- 
most rank in the local world of music, 
while Wenzel Kopta's sympathetic 
work with the strings has won for 
him a host of admirers. 

The program to be presented is a 
varied one, and offers a treat to those 
who find their way to the Gamut Club 
on the evening of the 27th, 
1 — Symphonie Militaire(, (J. Hayden), 
Arranged for two pianos, eight 
hands. First piano, Miss Juliet 
F. von Stein and Mrs. Maybelle 
Lewis Case. Second piano, Miss- 
es Christine Battelle and Erma 
2 — (a) Listen to the Voice of Love, 
(Old English-, (Hook); (b) Sym- 
nove's Song, (Kyerulf); (c) Vil- 
lanelle, (del Acqua); Mrs. T. L. 
3 — Ballade and Polonaise for Violin, 
Vieuxtemps); Miss- Elsa Grosser. 
4 — (a) Widmung, (Schumann-Liszt) ; 

(b) Etude F major, (F. Chopin); 

(c) Barcarolle, (Rubcnstein; (d) 
Gnomemeigen, (F. Liszt); Miss Chris- 
tine Battelle. 

5 — Sonata for Piano and Violin, F. 
Major, Op. 24, (L. van Betho- 
ven); Allegro, Adagio, molto 
espressivo, Allegro molto, Al- 
legro manen troppo, Heinrich 
von Stein and Wenzel Kopta. 

6— (a) Delight, (Luckstone); (b) Joy 
of the Morning, (Harriet Ware); 
Mrs. W. J. Kirkpatrick. 

7 — (a) Canzonetta from Violin Con- 
certo, Op 35, (P. Tschaikowsky); 
(b) Humoreske, (Dvorak); (c) 
Elfentanz, (Ernst Spiess); Wen- 
zel Kopta. 

8 — Rhapsodie No. 2, for eight hands, 
(F. Liszt). First piano, Miss von 
Stein and Mrs. Case. Second 
piano, Miss Battelle and Miss 
First number at 8:15 o'clock. 

"There's a fellow out in Chicago 
who has written a book to prove that 
a college education ruins a man's 
career." "He's an ass. Why many of 
the best ball players we have were 
signed right out of college." — Phila- 
delphia Public Ledger. 

A Scotchman at the dentist's was 
told that he must take gas. While 
the dentist was getting it ready, the 
Scot began to count his money. The 
dentist said, somewhat testily, "You 
need not pay until the tooth is out." 
"I ken that," said the Scotchman, "but 
as ye're about to make me sleep, I jist 
want to see how I stand." — Harper's 

Modernizing China 

China is agitating for a parliament. 
China already has the boycott, and it 
needs only a cost of living agitation 
to be thoroughly modernized. — New 
York Post. 

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An indexed review ol all action by Council, Board of Public Works, Commissions and Officials, relating to property 
improvement or of general interest. Record closes Wednesday night. 

Public Worh by Streets 

2nd St., irom Alameda to Santa Fe 
; final ord, for paving. Adopted. 

4th St.; petition from Henry C 
Narron el al. asking that proceedings 
be instituted tor the opening of said 
street between Western Ave. and 
Harvard Blvd to a width of eighty 
feet. Referred to the Board of Pub- 
lie Works with instructions that they 
confer with the property owners in 
the immediate vicinity. 

9th and Hoover Sts.; petition from 
I' A White et al, asking for the 
ring of the district bounded by 
8th, 9th, Park Ave . and Hoover Sts., 
and asking that the cost of laying that 
portion of the necessary sewer lying 
westerly from Hoover St. be borne 
by the city. Ref. to Sts. and Blvd. 

55th St.; ordinance granting per- 
mission to the property owners on 
said street, from Vermont Ave. to 
Budlong Ave., to improve said street 
by private contract. Adopted. 

58th St.; ordinance authorizing 
property owners to construct a sewer 
under private contract in said street 
between Main St. and Moneta Ave. 

58th St.; ordinance granting per- 
mission to the property owners on 
street, from Vermont Ave. to 
Budlong Ave., to improve by private 
contract. Adopted. 

Alley; ord. of intention to order the 
opening of an alley to the width of 
fourteen feet, from San Pedro St. to 
the westerly termination of the aliey 
lying westerly of South Park Ave. be- 
tween Fortieth St. and Forty-first St. 

Alley, (Wilmington) ; City Eng. re- 
ported: "In the matter of vacating 
portions of the alley in Block 10, 
Range 6, in the Townsite of Wilming- 
ton, as asked for in Petition No. 609 
from W. J. McDermott, et al., I find 
that a resubdivision has been made in 
this block, known as the Carnation 
Tract, by which resubdivision certain 
other alleys have been opened and 
dedicated to public use, which will 
better serve the interest and con- 
venience of the community. Ref. to 
Sts. and Blvds. Com. 

Britannia St.; ordinance establish- 
ing the location of the curb line on 
each side of said street, from Maren- 
go St. to the southwesterly terminus 
of said Britannia St. Adopted. 

Commercial St.; ordinance authoriz- 
ing the abandonment of a sewer in 
said street between Alameda St. and 
Los Angeles St. Adopted. 

Center St., from Macy to Aliso; ord. 
establishing grade. Adopted. 

Crecito Place; ordinance naming 
that certain alley extending from the 
easterly line of Avenue S3 to the 
southerly line of the Atchison, To- 
peka and Santa Fe Railway, as Cre- 
cito Place. Adopted. 

Columbia Ave.; petition from Wit- 
mer Bros, et al, protesting against 
the proposed construction of sewers 
in Columbia Ave. between 6th St. and 
2nd St. Set for hearing July 26. 

Dayton Ave., Ave. 20 to Pasadena 
Ave.; ord. of intention to order open- 
ing. Adopted. 

Donaldson St., Alpine to Figueroa; 
time for protest against improvement, 
fixed for August 16th. 

Evergreen Ave., bet 1st and 4th; 
ord. establishing name. Adopted. 

Highland Ave.; draft of an 
ordinance declaring the intention of 
the City Council to close up, vacate 
and abandon for street purposes, 
Highland Ave. Mom the southerly 

line of Pepper Ave. to the intersec- 
tion of Locust St. and Isabel St. 

Hoover St.; City Engineer reported: 
"Willi respect to the order of the 
Citj Council to improve Hoover St. 
(part is now called TCingsley St.) be- 
tween 32nd St. and Jefferson St., I 
recommend the following, to be done 
under the Bond provisions of the 
Vrooman Act: 

"Cement curb, vitrified block gutter, 
and a roadway of asphalt under which 
shall include any necessary work on 
Kingsley street at its intersection 
with Hoover street. 

"I further recommend that the limits 
be extended north to 28th St., extend- 
ing east of Hoover St., in order to 
join existing street work. The im- 
provement of Hoover street from 28th 
St. to 32nd St. was planned, but pro- 
tested out in 1908 in anticipation of 
the C. & W. from 32nd St. to Kings- 
ley, which is now completed." Ref. 
to Sts. and Blvds. Com. 

Kingston Ave.; ordinance estab- 
lishing the location of the curb line 
on each side of said street from Mar- 
engo St. to the southwesterly ter- 
minus of Kingston Ave. Adopted. 

Lookout Drive; maps of the assess- 
ment district for the improvement of 
said street between Park Terrace and 
Moro St. Ref. to Sts. and Blvd. Com. 

Lemoyne St.; petition from Eva N. 
Myers et al, asking that the name of 
Edgar street and Olympian avenue be 
changed to Lemoyne street. Granted 
and iCity Engineer instructed to pre- 
pare necessary ordinance. 

Metcalf St.; maps of the assess- 
ment district for the sewer work 
along said street from Court St. to a 
point 432 feet northerly. Adopted. 

Mathews St., bet. 1st and 4th; ord. 
establishing name. Adopted. 

Marengo St.; ordinance granting 
permission to the property owners on 
said street, between Mission Road and 
State St., to improve by private con- 
tract. Adopted. 

Main St., 10th St. to 36th Place, in 
re widening of said portion of street; 
City Atty. authorized to enter into 
stipulation with property owners, 
whose property shall be affected by 
said widening, that they will, within 
30 days after entry of final judgment 
in action remove improvements from 
land condemned, to some other por- 
tion of premises and that they will 
accept an award made on the basis 
of moving said improvements. 

Orchard Ave., from southerly ter- 
minus to northerly line of 47th St. ; 
draft of ord. extending time within 
which to bring an action for opening 
of said street. Adopted. 

Ramona Ave, Alpine to Figueroa; 
time for hearing protest against im- 
provement fixed for August 16. 

Santa Barbara Ave.; petition from 
D. H. Johns et al, for electric lights 
on said street at intersection of Har- 
vard and Western. Ref. to Bd. Pub. 

San Pedro St., from 1st to Jackson; 
final ord. for sewering. Adopted. 

San Pedro St., Jackson to Commer- 
cial; final ord. for sewering. Adopted. 

Saratoga St., bet. 1st St. and Brook- 
lyn Ave.; ord. establishing name. 

Savannah St., bet. Brooklyn Ave. 
and 4th St.; ord. establishing name. 

Seaton St., from Palmetto to 6th; 
draft of ord. extending time within 
which to bring an action for opening 
of said street. Adopted. 

Seaton St.; maps of the assessment 
district for the sewer work along 

~.i i < 1 street from Vincent St. to a point 
290 feet southerly. Adopt. 

State St., west Bide from Marengo 
St., 36.17 ft. northerly; ord. granting 
property owners permission to im- 
prove by private contract. 

Tract No. 775; map of said tract, a 
new subdivision 1\ ing south of 3rd 
St. and west of Western Ave. Ret. 
to St- ami Blvds. Com. 

Ulysses St.; draft of an ordinance 
declaring the intention of the City 
Council to order the opening of 
Ulysses St. to a width ol fifty 1,50) 
feet, from Isabel St. to Dayton Ive, 

Witmer St.; petition from Winner 
Bros, et al, protesting against the 
proposed construction of sewers in 
Witmer St. between 6th St. and 3rd 
St. Set for hearing July 26. 


Ave. 52; for improving said street 
between Longfellow St. and Highland 

Adams St.; for improving said St. 

Grand Ave.; for improving said 
street from the northerly line of 1st 
St. to the southerly line of Court St. 

Hobart Blvd.; for improving said St. 

Isabel St.; for improving said street 
from a line drawn perpendicular to 
the easterly line of Isabel St. to a 
point distant thereon 335 ft. northerly 
from the northeasterly line of Amabel 
St. to the northwesterly line of Jef- 
fries Ave. 

Incinerator; for the operation and 
maintenance of the Los Angeles In- 
cinerator and disposal of combustible 
rubbish and market refuse. D. B. 
Low proposed $166.67 per month, or 
$2,000.00 per annum, for use and rental 
as per specifications, contract amend- 
ed and re-adopted July 5, 1910. 

1st St.; for street improvement in 
said street between Loma Drive and 
Union Ave. Awarded to Petterson & 
Schmidt, at 33c per lin. ft. for cement 
curb, $L'0O per lin. ft. for curb of as- 
phalt wearing surface. Aggregate 
amount $544.83. 

51st St.; for street improvement in 
said street from the east line of Long 
Beach Ave. to the east line of the 
Furlong Home Tract. Awarded to 
H. H. Curtis, at $1.10 per lin. ft. for 
grading and graveling complete; 35c 
per lin. ft. for cement curb; 15c per 
sq. ft. for cement gutter; $1.00 for 
culvert and appurtenances complete, 
Specification No. 73. Aggregate 
amount $3124.63. 

San Julian St.; for street improve- 
ment in said street from the southerly 
line of 5th St. to the northerly line 
of 7th St. Awarded to Fairchild- 
Gilmore-Wilton Co., at 17 9-10c per 
sq. ft. for asphalt paving; 30c per lin. 
ft. for cement curb; 30c per sq. ft. for 
vitrified block gutter. Aggregate 
amount $9128.05. 

General Legislation 

5th St. Engine House; City Clerk 
instructed to advertise for bids for 
the purchase of electric fixtures for 
the fire engine house on East 5th St. 

Aqueduct; bid for furnishing sheet 
steel piling to the Bureau of the Los 
Angeles Aqueduct under Specifica- 
tions No. 155. Awarded to Carnegie 
Steel Company in accordance with 
specifications at the price per ft. of 
52.5c; point of free delivery, Munhall, 

Aqueduct Money; Mayor received a 
telegram from the New York Life In- 

surance compan nig that it 

will take $500,000 of aqueduct I 

providing that they can be 
sold outright and will n, it" be subject 
to the option of the bond syndicate. 
Offer of the Metropolitan Life Insur- 
anci Companj to buy $500,000 worth 
'i Aqueduct Bonds. Accepted. 

Aqueduct Bonds; City Atty. reported: 
"I submit herewith resolution provid- 
ing for the issuing of $3,604,000 Los 
Angeles Aqueduct bonds, designated 
as 'Class H' Bonds. The aqueduct 
bonds have been issued, from time i" 
time in series, and the series last au- 
thorized will be exhausted by the 
$510,000 of bonds that Kountze Bros, 
and A. B. Leach and Company are ex- 
pected to take under their contract 
with the city, and said series is desig- 
nated as 'Class F' of such bonds. On 
February first next, unless the agree- 
ment with said firm be sooner termi- 
nated or modified, they will be obliged 
to elect whether they will take the 
option for the year 1911, which in- 
cludes $4,896,000 aqueduct bonds. The 
series for that year will be designated 
as 'Class G' under the system of 
designation heretofore adopted. 

"In view of the fact that negotia- 
tions are pending for the immediate 
sale of aqueduct bonds, it is the pur- 
pose of Council that such sales be not 
made out of the bonds scheduled to 
be taken by the Kountze and Leach 
syndicate in 1911, under the agree- 
ment with the city, but that they be 
made from the bonds included in the 
1912 option or from the last bonds 
covered by the outstanding option 
agreement with said syndicate. I 
have therefore deemed it proper to 
make provision for carrying this in- 
tention into effect by passing the 1911 
series and by omitting Series 'G' for 
the present. The resolution herewith 
submitted calls for $3,604,000 bonds of 
'Class H,' and that amount will prob- 
ably be sufficient to provide for all 
contingencies that may ensue, whether 
such bonds be issued now or here- 
after." Report and Resolution 

Assessments; City Council, sitting 
as a board of equalization, denied pet. 
of James Slauson for a reduction in 
this year's assessment on 156 acres of 
land in the shoestring strip. Requests 
of the Children's Hospital and Young 
Women's Christian Association for re- 
ductions in assessments taken under 

Assessment Lowered; Pacific Mu- 
tual Life Insurance company granted 
a reduction in its assessment from 
$530,130 to $418,190 before the city 
board of equalization. The company 
stated that the sum of $223,800 was 
set down through error, as a liability 
to policy holders. 

City Printing; City Council decided 
to withhold the contract for city 
printing until such time as the ap- 
pellate court determines whether or 
not the San Pedro Daily News is a 
newspaper of general circulation. The 
superior court held that the News 
was such, but the ow-ners of the Los 
Angeles Daily Journal, which now 
holds the contract for city printing, 
have appealed the case to a higher 

City Engineer Condemns Work; 
City. Eng. reported to B. P. W. that 
in his opinion the L. A. Ry. Co. is 
not paving in compliance with the new 
ord. on 7th St. bet. Broadway and 
Grand Ave. The Board look matter 
under advisement. Suit will not be 
brought to test the ord. until the pres- 
ent work is completed. 

Carnation Terrace Tract; from Hat- 



tie H. Gagne, a perpetual easement 
and right of way for culvert purposes 
over a portion of Lot 134 of said tract. 
Accepted. Said culvert is located on 
Blanchard St. east of Blades St. 

Carnation Terrace Tract; from 
Martin Anderson, a perpetual ease- 
ment and right of way for culvert 
purposes over a portion of Lot 97 of 
said tract. Accepted. Said culvert is 
located near the northeast corner of 
Stone and Blanchard Sts. 

Deed for Street Purposes, (Holly- 
wood); deed to the former City of 
Hollywood, for street purposes, by 
Mrs. Mary P. Noll. Ref. to Sts. and 
Blvds. Com. 

Distillate; City Atty. instructed to 
prepare the necessary contract with 
the Diamond Oil company for furnish- 
ing stove distillate at 4-5-jjc per gal. 

City Atty. instructed to prepare the 
necessary contract between the city 
and Union Oil Co. for furnishing en- 
gine distillate at 8c per gallon, de- 
livered north of Florence Ave. and 
S l Ac per gallon south of Florence Ave. 

Dice Shaking; resolution from Po 
lice Com. requesting that an ord. be 
submitted to vote of people for or 
against dice shaking. Ref. to Legis. 

Examination for Flagmen; draft of 
ord. presented by Bd. of Pub. Utili- 
ties requiring a physical examination 
of persons employed as flagmen, gate- 
men and bridge tenders on railroads 
and railways, and holding flagmen or 
other employes responsible for viola- 
tion of the ordinance as well as the 
company. Ref. to Legislation Com. 

E. Hollywood Lighting District; 
City Atty. reported that upon the 
annexation of lighting dist. to city of 
Los Angeles its powers were ceded to 
the city and it was dissolved as a re- 
sult of the annexation. City Clerk 
directed to obtain a statement from 
Bd. of Supervisors of condition of 
funds of E. Hollywood Lighting Dist., 
and if same shows balance City Treas. 
will be then authorized to draw de- 
mand upon County for the amount. 

Electric Railroad Franchise on Mau- 
bert Ave.; pet. from Broadway Land 
Co. for street railway on said street 
from Sunset Blvd. to Myrtle Ave. 
Bd. Pub. Utilities recommended that 
pet. be denied as it was applied for 
by a corporation not yet in existence. 
It is the intention of the applicants 
to construct a scenic railway up Mt. 
Hollywood in Griffith Park. It will 
connect on Sunset Blvd. with the Los 
Angeles-Pacific railway. Ref. to Leg- 
islation Com. 

Fire Protection Wanted; petition 
from Cypress Park Imp. Ass'n., for 
better fire protection in that locality. 
Ref. to Finance Com. for considera- 
tion when making up Budget. 

Fire Hose; recommendation of Fire 
Com. for purchase of 12,000 feet 2}4 
inch rubber lined cotton jacket fire 
hose. Ref. to Supply Com. 

Fire Departments' Annual Report; 
annual report of the fire department 
filed by Chief Eley shows that the 
department responded to 1163 alarms, 
of which 1101 were actual fires and 
62 false alarms. The fire losses for 
the year amounted to $376,985. Thir- 
ty fires during the year were caused 
by gasoline stoves, ten by oil stoves, 
twenty by oil lamps and twenty-eight 
by gasoline explosions other than 

Fire Department Estimates; Board 
of Fire Com. presented report of es- 
timated expenditures for the coming 
fiscal year. $823,000 is amount asked 
which estimate includes the installa- 
tion of a Manual fire alarm system. 
Following are some of the important 
items in the proposed expenditure: 
Conversion of part of the horse-drawn 
apparatus to motor-driven apparatus, 
the building of the Figueroa street 
engine house, including the installa- 
tion of a manual fire alarm system 
which will cost $60,000, the purchase 
of $40,000 worth of fire hose, the ad- 
dition of new apparatus and an in- 

creased salary list, due to the appoint- 
ment of two new crews of firemen. 

Four autos for the use of assistant 
chiefs of the department and to add 
the following motor-driven fire 
wagons: two pumping engines, four 
city trucks, two aerial trucks and two 
combination wagons, at a total cost 
of $83,800. 

It is intended to build a double 
brick structure at Washington and 
Arlington streets, at a cost of $18,000, 
and another building of the same type 
at a similar cost at State and Brook- 
lyn streets. A single building of brick 
will be erected at First and Reno 
streets, to cost $15,000. A $10,000 
fire department building will be built 
at Hollywood. 

In addition to installing 1000 large 
hydrants at a cost of $11,000 in the 
business district of Los Angeles, San 
Pedro is to be given twenty-five new 
hydrants, and a pipe line is to be laid 
across the channel to Terminal Island 
at a cost of $3500. San Pedro will be 
given a fire boat at a cost of $3000 
and a pipe line at a cost of $4000. 

In order to pay the salaries of the 
members of the present department 
and the ones proposed to be added it 
will take $399,655. 

The bureau of fire alarms will re- 
quire $137,700, of which $60,000 will be 
expended in installing the manual fire 
alarm system in the proposed $75,000 
reinforced concrete building at Sixth 
and Figueroa streets. It is proposed 
to install fifty new fire alarm tele- 
graph boxes at a cost of $6250, and 
eighty-nine new police signal boxes. 
Ref. to Finance Com. 

Fuel Oil; resolution authorizing Bd. 
Pub. Wks. to advertise for bids and 
to award the necessary contract for 
the furnishing of fuel oil to the city 
for the City Hall for one year, be- 
ginning September 1, 1910. Ref. to 
Supply Com. 

Fresno Terrace Tract; from the 
Pioneer Investment and Trust Com- 
pany and Title Guarantee & Trust 
Company, a perpetual easement and 
right of way for sewer purposes over 
portions of Lots 1, 2, 3 and 6, of said 
tract. Accepted. Said easement lies 
near the southeast corner of Stephen- 
son Ave. and Fresno St. 

Garbage and Rubbish; resolution 
that Bd. Pub. Wks. be authorized to 
advertise for bids and award contracts 
for the collection, removal and dis- 
posal of garbage and non-combustible 
rubbish within the San .Pedro District, 
Wilmington District and Terminal 
District; for a period ending March 
1, 1915. Adopted. 

Hay; recommendation of Fire Com. 
for purchase of 1000 tons of oat hay. 
Ref. to Supply Com. 

Harbor Frontage; Harbor Commis- 
sion requested City Atty. to submit 
to Council an 'Ordinance providing 
for the general regulation and control 
of the harbor, and also an ordinance 
fixing the rates of pilotage, and the 
government and control of the pilots 
in Los Angeles harbor. Ref. to City 
Atty. and Harbor Committee. 

Harbor Protection; Harbor Com. 
reported the Pacific Wharf and Stor- 
age Company is reclaiming a large 
tract of land directly east of and ad- 
joining the east jetty, which jetty- 
separates the public frontage and the 
concessions of said company. 

The company's general plan of im- 
provement at this time is to construct 
two slips with a pier between these 
slips, connecting them with the chan- 
nel in the inner harbor by cutting the 
jetty and extending the slips and pier 
through the frontage, which the city 
controls, for the use and benefit of 
the public. 

The contemplated improvement, as 
we understand it, by the company 
will, if made, destroy approximately 
all of the public frontage. Ref. to 
City Atty. and Harbor Committee. 

Health Legislation; draft of ord. 
authorizing Bd. of Health to con- 
demn and to compel the removal of 

certain plumbing fixtures, sewers and 
cess pools. Ref. to Legis. Com. 

Housing Commission's Annual Re- 
port; annual report of Housing Com- 
mission presented. The commission 
asks for an official place in the new 
charter, instead of owing its existence 
to ordinance alone, and it also asks 
that it be given jurisdiction over tene- 
ment and lodging houses as well as 
the house courts it has controlled. 
The commission asks a secretary at 
$100 a month, in place of the clerk 
now employed part of the time at $25 
a month, and an additional inspector 
at $100 a month. Ref. to Fin. Com. 

Hollywood Main Sewer; City Eng. 
reported: "The construction of the 
Hollywood Main Sewer will render it 
necessary to secure a right of way 
across private property at the wester- 
ly end of 23rd St., between 12th Ave. 
and Crenshaw Blvd. Arrangements 
have been made towards obtaining the 
necessary right of way for about 
seven-eighths of this distance. At the 
easterly end. however, of this pro- 
posed right of way, this department 
has been unable to secure the signa- 
tures of the owners of Lot 17 of West 
Adams Terrace for such a proposed 
easement. Accordingly, I recommend 
that steps be taken at once towards 
condemning the required right-of- 
way." Ref. to Sts. and Blvds. Com. 
Hollywood Water Supply; Fire 
Com. urged Council to enter into 
contract, without delay bet. city and 
Union Water Co. of Hollywood, cov- 
ering the installation of fire hy- 
drants and furnishing of water as no 
contract is now in existence. Ref. to 
City Atty. for immediate attention. 

Industrial Districts; pet. requesting 
that lot 9 of Wise tract be excepted 
from residence dist. Granted and 
ref. to City Atty. for ord. 

Petition from R. L. Phister request- 
ing exemption of NW. corner of 
Stephenson Ave. and Indiana St. from 
residence dist. Granted and ref. to 
City Atty. for ord. 

Petition from E. E. Thomas et al 
requesting that an industrial district 
be created in the vicinity of Jefferson 
37th, Olive and Hone Sts. Deferred 
to July 26. 

Petition asking for premises at 720 
W. Pico St. be exempted from resi- 
dence dist. Denied. 

Petition asking for establishment of 
an industrial district bounded by 34th, 
35th, Hooper and Naomi Sts. Denied. 
Lunch Wagons; pet. from Neuner 
Co. et al asking that lunch wagons be 
not permitted to stand upon public 
streets in the territory bet. 1st and 
10th, Hill and Los Angeles. Fixed 
for hearing July 26. 

Liquor Ordinance; new liquor ord. 
which the public welfare committee 
has had under consideration for sev- 
eral months will be presented for pas- 
sage Tuesday, July 26. 

Land for Playground Purposes; re- 
port of Playground Com. stating that 
the ten acre tract that the Council has 
asked to condemn for park and play- 
ground purposes, is well located for 
purposes intended and that more than 
25 per cent of the property affected 
in the assessment district is repre- 
sented on the petition of W. D. Camp- 
bell, et al, No. 916. 

Stating that the ten acre tract that 
the Council has asked to condemn for 
park and playground purposes is well 
located for purposes intended and that 
more than 25 per cent of the property 
affected In the assessment district is 
represented on the petition of M. E. 
Peterson, et al, No. 711. 

Reporting favorably upon the piece 
of land for playground purposes as 
recommended by the Cypress Park 
Imp. Assn., No. 681. Ref. to Pub. 
Welfare Com. 

Midwifery; ord. regulating the prac- 
tice of midwifery. Adopted. 

Naud Junction; City Atty. reported 
that S. P. R. R. Co. has moved Naud 
Junction Station on Alameda St. 

Non-Combustible Rubbish; Bd. Pub. 
Wks. authorized to advertise for bids 
and award contracts for the collec- 
tion, removal and disposal of all non- 
combustible rubbish within city limits 
north of Manchester Ave., excepting 
therefrom the Colegrove, Hollywood 
and East Hollywood additions, for a 
term ending March 1, 1915. 

Oil Specifications; Oil Inspector 
submitted copy of specifications for 
gasoline, benzine and engine distillate 
to be used by city departments. Ref. 
to Supply Com. 

Park Dept.; report of the said de- 
partment for the purchase of 200 bar- 
rels of cement and 300,000 brick. 

Park Terrace; petition from H. F. 
Gardner et al, for the vacation of a 
strip of land lying between the grade 
for a sidewalk on the north side of* 
Park Terrace and the front line of 
private property, which fronts south 
on said Park Terrace. Referred to 
the Board of Public Works with the 
recommendation that they confer with 
the property owners in the immedi- 
ate vicinity. 

Park Commission Report; annual re- 
port of Park Com. presented. Esti- 
mates for coming year placed at $337,- 
065, divided as follows: $167,065 for 
permanent improvements. $28,000 for 
current expenses and $142,000 for sal- 
aries. Of the $167,065 for outlays, 
Board intends to use $97,465 in re- 
modeling and improving Central Park, 
$30,000 in establishing a conservatory 
in Eastlake Park, $25,000 in building 
trails and roads and establishing a 
water supply system in Griffith Park, 
and $5000 for the purchasing of twenty 
head of horses and mules for the dept. 
Ref. to Finance Com. 

Playground Recommendation De- 
nied; report of the playground com- 
mission recommending that twenty- 
five acres in the vicinity of Thirty- 
eighth and Hooper streets be con- 
demned for park or playground pur- 
poses, not adopted, and the petition 
from J. Grom and others denied with- 
out prejudice and following rule 
adopted by Council: 

"That it is the sense of the City 
Council that hereafter the Council 
will not consider petition or petitions 
to acquire by condemnation any land 
situated in the city of Los Angeles 
for public park or playground pur- 
poses unless signed by 25 per cent 
of the property owners in the dis- 
trict created in said petition to pay 
the expenses of condemnation pro- 
ceedings. The signers in said peti- 


Los Angeles bank clearings from July 13th to 19th inclusive, showing 
comparison with corresponding weeks of 1909 and 1908: 

1910 19C9 1908 

July 13 $ 3,285,550.69 $2,609,662.44 $2,104,184.01 

July 14 2,509,060.98 1,811.946.21 1,812,745.13 

July 15 2,405,452.45 1,642,393.54 1,621,547.23 

July 16 2,446,783.79 1.643,801.94 1.586,196.49 

July 18 2,718.080.45 2,030,581.14 1,664,566.61 

July 19 2,384,344.78 1,917,658.64 1,721,440.85 

Total $15749,273.14 $11,656,043.91 $10,510,680.32 



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Police Dept.; 

in personal 
the department. 

Police Report; annual report of 
and rcf. to 

Police Department Estimates; Pol 
p< i -. 1 1 i - 

t ling 

: .421. an increase of 


Proposcd increase of the force will 

al captains, three lieutenants, 12 ser- 
geants, and r to the 

chief, making an addition of $101,397 
to the present salary list. 

A police patrol boat is recom- 
mended for service at San Pedro har- 
bor. A recommendation is made that 
blished at Boyle 
ing the expenditure 
of $30,000 on a building for that pur- 

The salary allowance estimate for 
the coming year is 705. 560. while last 
year it was $459,347. Ref. to Finance 

Picketing Ordinance; ord. prohibit- 
ing loitering, picketing, carrying or 
displaying banners, signs or transpar- 
encies or speaking in public streets in 
a loud or unusual tone for certain 
purposes Adopted. 

Prize Fights; City Atty. instructed 
to prepare ord. regulating prize light- 
ing within city limits. 

Public Bathing Places; ord. prohib- 
iting maintenance of public bathing 
Ref. to City Atty. for redraft- 

Railway Franchise on Evergreen 
Ave.; pet. from Brooklyn Evergreen 
Imp. Ass'n and C. M. Farwell that 
street railway franchise be offered on 
from Brooklyn Ave. 
Ilanchard St. Granted and City 
Atty. ordered to advertise franchise 
for -ale. This action was taken de- 
spite protest of B. of Pub. Utilities, 
who recommended that pet. should be 
denied because there is no apparent 
evidence that any of the petitioners 
whose names are signed on the pet. 
intend to build or operate the road. 

Refund Denied; demand of Pacific 
Light & Power Co. for refund of 
taxes in sum of $.59,601.50. Denied! 

Regulating Railroads; draft of ord. 
to replace present ord. and requiring 
lights on railroad cars and trains at 
night and regulating the backing of 
railroad cars in the day time. Ref. 
to Legislation Com. 

Road Oil; resolution authorizing 
Bd. Pub. Wks to advertise for bids 
for furnishing 600 barrels of road oil 
for use on the roads of Wilmington. 
Ref. to Supply Com. It is estimated 
that the cost of this oil will be $750. 
Sale of City Hall; City Atty. ad- 
vised Council that it has no right to 
Bell the city hall property without the 
consent of a two-thirds vote of the 
people. Council decided to await 
adoption of new charter before acting. 
Salaries in Bldg. Inspection Dept. ; 
report of Inspector of Buildings sub- 
mitting an ordinance fixing salaries 
in his department. Ref. to Supply 
Stables; pet. asking an amendment 
il il iting keeping of more 

i! ; it es within 500 feet of a 

In spital. Denied. 

Social Clubs; recommendation of 

i I it i pa-sing of legislation 

regulating i ial clubs. Filed, as this 

is included in the new liquor ordi- 

.n in ill. 
St. Railway Franchise; rep. it of the 

the fr.iiulu 


from San I'cir 

-: Ann 

■ San Fernando 
St Kef. to Council by City Atty. 
with certain recommendations and 
ref. to Legislation Com. 

Tract No. 923; map adopted. 

Tract No. 931; map adopted. 

Tract No. 909: map adopted. 

Taking Water from Hydrants; Citj 
Atty. instructed to prepare necessary 
ord. pertaining to opening or taking 
■ if water from lire hydrants without 

Telephone Rates; pet. of Henry 
Timmet gainst increased tele- 

! former city of San 
Pedro. Filed. 

Telephone Rates; amendment to 
telepl, respecting rates 

for private phones in hotel rooms to 
allow a charge of 50 cents a month 
he first ten stations, 45 cents for 
the following ten stations, then a 
sliding scale to a charge of 25 cents 
inth for all stations more than 
fiftj in number, established in a ho- 

An additional charge of 50 cents a 
month for each portable telephone 
placed in any business office, and an 
additional charge! for any portable 
telephone in a house or place other 
than a business office. Adopted. 

The rates formerly in force in Wil- 
mington and San Pedro were restored 
by the amended ordinance. 

West End Terrace; from John G. 
Staub et al, a perpetual easement and 
right of way for sanitary and storm 
sewers over portions of Lots 77 and 
80 of West End Terrace. Accepted. 

Westlake Park Privileges; City 
Clerk instructed to advertise for bids 
for the boating and refreshment privi- 
lege at Westlake Park for a period of 
three years. 

Water Dept. Report; annual report 
of dept. filed by William Mulholland, 
supt. Following are extracts from the 

"In the past eight years the Board 
of Water Commissioners has practical- 
ly rebuilt every powerhouse and res- 
ervoir and has renewed nearly all the 
distributing pipes of the system pur- 
chased from private water companies 
during the time since February, 1902. 

''In addition, mail}' new reservoirs 
and powerhouses have been built, and 
there has been constructed over 300 
miles of entirely new water mains. 
New machinery of every kind, also 
34.947 meters have been installed. All 
this has been done out of the reve- 
nues of the department, except a $150,- 
000 reservoir bond issued in 1904. 

"In addition to the above the de- 
partment has paid from its water 
revenues $679,683.74 interest on and 
$550,500 of the $2,510,000 of bonds is- 
sued in 1895-1901 and 1904, with which 
the department stands charged. It 
has also paid $203,483 interest on the 
Owens River Aqueduct bonds. 

"The general design of the trunk 
line system of the city is now being 
developed with a view to fitting it for 
the reception of Owens river water. 
The first main lead from the Owens 
River Aqueduct will come in by way 
of the Cahuenga Pass, or some other 
of the low depressions in the Santa 
Monica range. The annexation of 
Hollywood and the rapid development 
of the neighboring territory in con- 
junction with the great progress of 
growth in that direction makes this a 

"It is altogether likely that another 
trunk line will have to be carried down 
the Fernando road by way of Burbank, 
Glendale and Tropico to supply this 
nourishing section. 

"As early as possible work should 
be begun on the building of a large 
trunk line branching from the 40-inch 
main at College and Alameda streets 

and running southerly to Fe 
avenue, thl ' ,\ en lie 

as f»l nay he innncdi- 

required, I ing to 

demands for ordinary 
water and for lire service in this in- 
dustrial di-trict. which is rapidly grow- 
ing up 

"Another work ol almost equal im- 
portance is the buildini ■ - line 
equalizing main on Sixteenth street, 
which shall extend from the proposed 
Santa Fe avenue line westerly as far 
as Western avenue and interesting all 
the main lines running north and 
south. This will assure reinforce- 
ment to any district where there may 
he unusual demand caused bj con- 
flagration or other contingency." 

Mr. Mulholland estimates that near- 
ly $450,000 will he required for im- 
provements during the coming year. 
Ref. to Finance Com. 


From July 1st to July 15th J. J. 
Backus, Chief Inspector of Buildings, 
issued 440 permits amounting to $650,- 
910, which are classed as follows: 

Class C 11 $ 84,710 

Class D, 1 story frame.. 156 231,983 

Class D, V/ 2 story 21 61,466 

Class D, 2 story 23 119,337 

Class D, 3 story 2 41.400 

Churches (all classes)... 2 14,170 
Sheds, Barns (frame)... 51 14,637 

Foundations only 1 28,580 

Brick Alterations 26 13,120 

Frame Alterations 147 41,507 

Grand total 440 $650,910 

Comparison with last year: 
From July 1st to July 
15th, 1909, inclusive... 305 $499,942 
Compiled by Chief Accountant. 


Intelligent voters are beginning to 
appreciate the importance of the of- 
fice of Lieutenant-Governor and the 
wisdom of naming for that position a 
man of high character and solid at- 
tainments. Under former regimes, 
culminatijig during the administration 
which will pass out at the beginning 
o.f the new year, the Southern Pa- 
cific machine has selected for this of- 
fice men known to be "safe," from 
the machine viewpoint, but decidedly 
dangerous, when the welfare of the 
whole people is considered. 

A shining example of the great 
value of this office to the machine was 
seen during the session of 1909. The 
Lieutenant-Governor performs the 
functions of president of the State 
Senate. As such he appoints the 
Senate Committees which pass upon 
all bills introduced into the Senate or 
sent to the Senate after passing the 
Assembly. Lieutenant-Governor Por- 
ter, president of the Senate of 1909, 
who earned the sobriquet of "Per- 
former" Porter through his having 
urged the students of a university to 
"be performers, not reformers," put 
the important committees absolutely 
in the hands of Southern Pacific 
henchmen. For example, knowing 
that a bill prohibiting bookmaking at 
racetracks was to be introduced dur- 
ing that session, he named as Com- 
mittee on Public Morals, with the ob- 
vious hope that the bill would be 
strangled to death or rendered in- 
nocuous in that committee, the fol- 

Senator Weed, chairman. An out- 
and-out machine legislator of the type 
which even the corrupt bosses rarely 
dare to foist upon the people. 

Wolfe. Notorious as one of the 
chief field lieutenants of the Herrln 
machine in San Francisco. 

itt. known as the Emeryville 

Kl i: -t faithful 

machine adherents. 

iw that all the other im- 
portant committees u.-re in 

hands— for the machine. 

The make-up of tin co -, un- 

til except extraordinary circum- 
stances — such as the popular upri 
in favor of the anti-racetrack gam- 
bling bill— settles the fate of Legisla- 
tion. With the important committees 
dominated by men of the type put in 

Hand by Lieutenant-Governor 

Porter last year there is small hope 
of getting desirable legislation 
through. With the majority of the 
members of these committees com- 
prised of independent, honest, cour- 
ageous representatives of the people, 
rather than of Special Interests and 
the Southern Pacific machine, legisla- 
tion demanded by the people will re- 
ceive favorable consideration. 

If the people of California are wise 
they will take no chances in connec- 
tion with the important office of Lieu- 1 
tenant-Governor and President of the I 
Senate this year. Hiram Johnson as 
Governor can sign no bill that has 
been killed in committee. A. J. Wal- 
lace as president of the Senate would 
see to it that the important commit- 
tees of the upper house were con- 
trolled by Senators known to be able 
to withstand the blandishments of 
Herrin and his field lieutenants — the 
Jere Burkes and the George Hattons. 


Fourteen Rocky Mountain and Pa- 
cific Coast States are now sending 
their stream of letters and resolu- 
tions to former President Theodore 
Roosevelt inviting him to attend the 
American Mining Congress conven- 
tion in this city. In all these states, 
from Colorado west, there is hardly a 
single chamber of commerce that is 
not adopting a resolution pointing out 
the desire of the West that the father 
of conservation attend the convention 
and explain the principles of this pol- 
icy to the mining, smelting, coal and 
oil men of the country who have been 
more or less affected by the operation 
of regulations based on the so-called 
conservation laws already passed. 

It is not unlikely that fully three or 
four thousand letters and resolutions 
from out of these states have already 
been sent to the Colonel or will have 
been before the stream stops. Many, 
if not all of the governors, United 
States Senators and Congressmen, and 
many mayors of these states have also 
joined in the general demand for 
Roosevelt and Roosevelt alone. With- 
in the past week, the movement shift- 
ed to the mine owners and operators 
of these states who likewise have be- 
gun sending personal appeals to the 
former President." 

Officers in charge of the convention 
committee of the Sierra Madre club 
of this city, which has the American 
Mining Congress affairs in hand, state 
their confidence that Mr. Roosevelt 
cannot escape the duty that he owes 
these western states embraced within 
the Mining Congress, and are holding 
the hope that when the stream of in- 
vitations has grown sufficiently vol- 
"uminous Mr. Roosevelt will realize 
that it would be little short of a po- 
litical blunder to ignore the offer', 
which has been tendered to him as a ' 
friendly invitation from friendly 

Just as Well 

That senate committee's report on 
the high cost of living might have 
blamed the office cat and thus hurt the 
feelings of nobody of importance. — 
Chicago X'ews. 



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Vol. IX. Mo. 5 

Los Angeles, California, July 30, I9IO 

S Cents— $1.00 a Year 


rywhere, all over the country a splen- 
did si • in progress: the insurgents 

ie regulars; the good citizens 

-t partisans, pr gainst 

naries; people against special 

interests; but nowhere are the lines drawn 

more clearly and nowhere is this tight more 

.'nan right here in our own bell ived 


state has suffered more, none has 
suffered longer. For fifty years the South- 
ern Pacific Railroad has been the dominant 
commercial interest of the state upon which 
our whole business fabric has rested. The 
power to make freight rates into a new 
country is the power to control that coun- 
business affairs. But this road was 
conceived in politics and brought forth in 
graft. From the very outset its financing 
was a process of robbing the people. To work 
out its evil designs, it had to own the state 
legislature and the governorship. Grad- 
ually its power spread to cover the county 
governments, the courts, every" state office, 
the organization of both parties, the senat- 
ors and members of the House for Cali- 
fornia. Its power at Washington was enor- 
mous and menacing; but within the borders 
of this state it was, for a period of more 
than thirty years, absolute. 

Nothing could be worse for a common- 
wealth than just this arrangement: that its 
political powers should be put in the hands 
that controlled its commercial destinies. 
Thus one agency fed the other to the peo- 
ple's incessant loss. It was the special in- 
terest in politics carried to the highest 

At last the hour has come and the man! 
A crusader, fiery, eloquent and determined, 
has gone from one end of the state to the 
other, back and forth, again and again, rous- 
ing the people to realize the opportunity 
now within their reach. Never before has 
the chance existed. The successful Republi- 
can nominees have heretofore been products 
of the old political machines owned or con- 
trolled by the railroad. Now at last the peo- 
ple may choose their own nominees by direct 
primary. And for once the gods of chance 
seem to favor the right ; for there is but one 
set of nominees to represent the sentiment 
for the overthrow of the railway machine, 
while there are a scattered horde of candi- 
dates from the corporation camp, among 
whom its vote will be divided and lost. 

It needed a great voice like that of Gifford 
Pinchot, the father of conservation and the 
friend and trusted lieutenant of Roosevelt 
to be raised in the state to let us know that 
the nation at large is cognizant of this great 
fight. This is a conspicuous outpost, a 
strategic point of great .value. It is Fort 
Donelson or Vicksburg or San Juan Hill 
to the main line of battle. If we win it 
will carry joy and hope to those who are 
fighting for the people's cause; if we lose, 
the message will be one of sorrow and dis- 
couragement. Tinchot is making the case 


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clear and tens of thousands of people are 
coming to hear him. 

For more than a generation we have been 
held up to the amused contempt of the 
•world as the state that a corporation owns. 
At last comes the day, the 16th of August, 
which Opportunity has set for the date of 
our possible deliverance. Have we the cour- 
age and the good sense to rise to it? Yes, 
by an enormous majority. 
* * * 

If a victory at the end of a fight is credita- 
ble to one of the contestants, a victory 
achieved without any fight at 'all is creditable 
lo both. 

That is the case with respect to the peo- 
ples victory won in conference between the 
Utilities Commission and Mr. Fluntington. 

The winning covers many points — fares, 
more cars for times of congestion, proper 
system in franchises, cross-town cars, and 
no more hold ups for entering new territory. 
Some of these have been worked out in de- 
tail and agreed to, and others are as yet 
incomplete, but give good promise of ulti- 
mate solution. 

There were concessions both ways: the 
Utilities Commission proposes on its side to 
assist the company in securing franchises 
that will be of advantage and benefit to the 
people, and naturally it will stand against 
any policy of aggression by the city govern- 
ment as long as these pleasant relations con- 
tinue; and the company, on its part, pro- 
poses to grant a S-cent fare to the new 
southern limits of the city (Manchester ave- 
nue), and a 5-cent fare between San Pedro 
ami Wilmington; it agrees hereafter to ask 
for franchises in its own name and not to 
tax small property owners for new lines. 
Also there is prospect of cross-town lines in 
the southern region, and of some solution of 
the freight carrying problem. 

All of which is deeply gratifying and, as 
we say, creditable both to Mr. Huntington 

and t" the commission. It shows that the 
Utilities Commission is of great service t" 

tile city, and that it is compi sed "i men who 

understand the arts of peace, as we have al- 
ready seen, in the i ase of ill 
panics, they understand the arts Of war. ll 
also shows thai Mr. Huntington and hi- ad 
visors are inclined to accept lie situ; 
pleasantly and make the best 1 that 

the} air ready to try the experiment of gn - 
ing the people a square deal in ordi i to h i 1 
proper ground for asking a square deal from 

When the project for a Utilities commis- 
sion was proposed to the last city council, 
that body — a majority of wdiosc members 
were under corporation control — got up a 
fake measure out of which thev carefully cut 
all reference to railway lines. Thev could 
see no reason why the railways should be 
interfered with. Let it be always remem- 
bered that we owe the existence of the pres- 
ent Utilities Board to the presence of the 
Initiative in our City Charter and also to 
the activity and persistence of the Municipal 

One more big credit mark for the Good 
Government policies. 

* * * 


One objection that is urged against the 
direct primary .is that it necessarily puts 
candidates to great expense. This idea is 
usually advanced by the corporation ma- 
chine, which is naturally concerned over 
the expenses to which its candidates are put 
because il has to foot the bill. 

Senator Flint, it will be remembered, said 
in his interview declining to be a candidate 
for renomination that it would cost about 
$100,000 to put up a campaign under tin- 
direct primary. 

Such statements seem less mysterious and 
incredible since we have seen something of 
the Anderson campaign. 

Anderson is a moderately well-to-do per- 
son who works for the state as bank examin- 
er at $7,000 a year. His campaign, however, 
seems to be running itself on a millionaire 

Take the one item of lithographs alone. 
Reports from all over the state are to the 
effect that every available billboard and 
dead wall in the cities, and every fence and 
projection of rock along the country roads, 
is decorated with them, single, if there is 
only room for one, but multiplied over and 
over, if there is space, until they look like 
sheets of gigantic postage stamps. 

Does this cost money? The lithograph is 
shaded in colors and is the finest specimen 
of the printers art. Billboard space is costly. 
We do not believe that $10,000 would cover 
the expense of this lavish display. 

The organization expense is largely carried 
by the regulars wdio have control of the 
party machinery and the funds, when anv 
exist. As for election day cost, if it is pro- 
portionate to the lithograph splurge, it will 
be an Arabian Nights wonder. 

Of course it costs money to try to fori 


the people candidates they do not wish. Un- 
limited sums may be spent, and the result 
utter failure. 

The Johnson campaign thus far has con- 
sisted simply of his traveling about the state 
meeting voters and speaking in halls where 
the local Lincoln-Roosevelt organization 
provided a place. The League has no funds 
except what its individual members may 
choose to put up in small sums from patri- 
otic motives. It is a fact that every one who 
has worked in reform politics knows well 
enough that campaign money comes very 
hard. The Times has on several occasions 
published a yarn to the effect that a fund 
of $250,000 had been raised to elect Johnson. 
The L. R. leaders felt a bit hurt that the 
figure was not put at a million, for it is 
easily worth that to the people of the state. 
Scarcely one per cent of that sum has been 
spent so far, but perhaps the committee is 
saving it up to use on election day, buying 
Johnson votes in the University Clubs and 
Good Government associations throughout 
the state. 

There is no evidence of the use of any 
great amount of money in the Curry cam- 
paign, and the Stanton affair seems to be on 
a reasonable basis. The Southern Pacific 
candidate, Anderson, is the only one that 
has a barrel and is proud of it. Much good 
may it do him. 

No wonder, therefore, that the machine 
feared the direct primary might prove ex- 
pensive. The Southern Pacific prescience on 
that point is quite remarkable. 
* * + 

Los Angeles County is Republican nearly 
four to one, and the primary election August 
16th will probably settle the question as to 
who is to represent this district in the next 
congress. James McLachlan stand-patter or 
Will D. Stephens, progressive. 

The issue between them is distinctly poli- 
tical. We must recognize the fact that the 
Republican party all over the union is divid- 
ed and must remain in that condition, until 
the people have had a chance to show which 
of the two factions represents the policy 
they favor. Organization men are lamenting 
this division, but they cannot deny its exist- 
ence, and the wiser among them recognize 
that the quickest way to work it out is for 
all hands to line up and take a vote. 

What kind of a Republican then, do the 
thinking, responsible good citizens that make 
up the great majority of the voters of this 
district desire? Do they want a man who 
has always voted for Cannon for Speaker, 
and will continue so to vote, or a man who 
says that he will under no circumstances 
vote to make Cannon Speaker? Do they 
want a man who favors the old gag rules 
that make the so-called deliberative features 
of the House a perfect farce, or one who will 
vote to do public business out in the open 
on the basis of a square deal. Do they 
want a man who voted for the present high- 
price-making tariff, or one who believes in 
making- good on the party pledge of revision 
downwards, and who will vote to leave the 
final adjustment, as far as possible, to the 
judgment of an expert commission? In short 
do they want a man who will line up with 
Norris and Murdoch and Poindexter and 
Cooper, or with Dalzell and Payne and Can- 
non and Tawney? Are we looking for a 
representative that will stand for the peo- 
ple and their best interests, or for the big 
business concerns that have so long had the 
exclusive ear of Congress? 

Will Stephens is one of the most sub- 

stantial men of Los Angeles. He has been 
active in its commercial life for many years, 
having - served at one time as President of 
the Chamber of Commerce. He has a wide 
circle of friends and admirers and can be 
trusted to do exactly what he says he will 
do. In any legislative body he will early 
be recognized as a man of force and char- 
acter, and opportunity will be given him to 
go forward. The stand-patters are not 
going to control the next House. As far as 
"getting things for the district" is concerned, 
we have a better chance with a man of 
Stephens characteristics and political views 
than with an old-style reactionary. 

Stephens will carry Los Angeles city by a 
very good majority. The vote in the county 
will be close, chiefly on account of Pasa- 
dena, which is naturally loyal to McLachlan 
and the Soldiers Home, which votes organ- 
ization. But the result will, we believe, be 
the nomination of Stephens, putting this 
district where it belongs in the people's 

* * * 


It is high time the local power and light 
companies made a change in their political 
advisers. Indeed a number of changes might 
be made in the personnel of those who are 
vunning things that might in the long run be 
an economy of the stockholders' money. 

For example, note what the Edison Com- 
pany is doing in Pasadena. As our readers 
are aware, it has fixed its rate in that city 
at four cents, in order to beat the municipal 
rate of five cents and it is trying to get sub- 
scribers on three year contracts at that 
figure. This business is all done at a loss, 
so they 'tell us, and we know that must be 
true from the dreadful roar that has gone 
up over the reduction of the Los Angeles 
rate from 9 cents to 7. 

In order to secure as much as possible of 
this business that is to be done at a loss the 
company 'has over 30 canvassers at work in 
Pasadena. The least pay given to any of 
them is $80 a month. This little feature of 
the fight will cost about $5,000: At the 
present time these canvassers do not aver- 
age one signer a day apiece. One week the 
total for them all was under 100. It appears 
that customers who are to be served at. a 
loss are worth $6.00 apiece. What with 
newspaper advertising, printing, postage 
for circularizing, etc., we doubt if the com- 
pany gets off with $10,000 for its Pasadena 
campaign. Who will be called upon to pay 
this is one question, and why should it be 
paid at all is another, both of which will 
provide amusement and speculation for an 
inquisitive public. 

When the city election took place in Los 
Angeles at the end of June, the company 
swooped down on these Pasadena solicitors, 
most of whom were young boys, and hustled 
them into this city in great haste and dis- 
tributed them at the polling places that had 
been overlooked in the company's provision 
for strikers. They were artmed with "litera- 
ture" which set forth how much pleasanter 
it was for a citizen to pay nine cents for 
electricity than seven cents, and they were 
told, furthermore to work for the election 
of Healy and Houghton. How much they 
accomplished may be guessed from the de- 
scription given by a clever college boy to the 
present writer : 

"I had an armful of literature bigger than 
a barrel, but I couldn't get anybody to look 
at it or listen to me. The first man I 
tackled, an old gray-headed chap, said : 
'There, there, sonny, run along now.' I got 

so lonesome that I tried to work in neai 
where the crowd was for company, and a 
big policeman grabbed me by the arm and 
sent me spinning out to the middle of the 
street. There was a bunch of Good Govern- 
ment men there with an automobile, and 
they were doing business like a house afire 
every minute. When it came to the count 
there were only about half a dozen votes for 
the higher rate in all that big precinct. 
What kind of geeks do politics for our com- 
pany, anyhow?" 

It is a problem, what kind. When it was 
evident that the people wanted a utilities 
commission these wise ones figured it out 
that either trickery or bull-dozing would 
head it off. The result was a law made and 
passed by the people much more stringent 
than would have been accepted in the be- 
ginning. Then when the commission cut the 
rate the companies tried to hang it up with 
a fake referendum. This brought on a real 
referendum and the companies not only lost 
in the vote, but they sank in the respect 
and confidence of the people. It was a 
miserable succession of mistakes which can 
be remedied only by the companies adopting 
and maintaining for some time an entirely 
different attitude toward the public. The 
day of the arrogant, insolent manager and 
his tricky, corrupt, political assistant is 
passed. Let the stockholders consider it. 
* * * " 

Everything about the state campaign up- 
to-date has been fairly made to order for 
the good of the people. The only possible 
exception, a detail which we might have 
wished changed, was the projection of Phil 
Stanton and his misguided following into 
the contest for governor. This episode is 
regrettable, not on the score of politics, but 
of sectional pride. Not on the score of 
politics, because we do not believe the Stan- 
ton vote will pull very heavily from Johnson. 
The latter can well afford to spare all he 
will lose in that direction; and on the othei 
hand the existence of the Stanton campaign 
has prevented Anderson from getting much 
of a foothold in Southern California, as the 
local organization people are largely in the 
Stanton camp. 

No; our regret over this episode, and it is, 
we believe, the regret of all sincere oppo- 
nents of the railway machine in politics who 
live south of the Tehadhipi — our regret is 
■that we should have developed here in 
Southern California, which we have all re- 
garded as the home of progressive ideas and 
of a spirit of liberality, so many who seem 
to prefer a narrow sectional issue, that of 
"getting a g'overnor for Southern California" 
to the vastly more important issue of getting 
a governor for the people of the state and 
not for the railway. 

If there were now, or ever had been, the 
slightest chance of the nomination of Stan- 
ton, there might be a little more apology 
for the course these men have taken. But 
it was clear from the first that he would 
not be acceptable to the anti-railroad ele- 
ment; he had been too close in with the 
organization, and his legislative record abso- 
lutely shut him out of all possibility of such 
an endorsement. On the other hand the ma- 
chine is openly supporting Anderson. These 
conditions make Stanton's nomination quite 
impossible, and all his chkf campaigners 
understood that, and mott of them openly 
confess it. This reduces it to the level of a 
"favorite son" campaign, where an empty 
honor shown for mere sectional purposes is 


■>d precedence over an issue of state- 
wide, nation-wide importance. 

There are those who maintain that the 
final vote will show the Stanton cam] 

a pure fal zed by the machine 

in th< drawing votes from Johnson. 

le that exactly the same or- 
i element which everywhere else 
it newspapers and all — is supporting 
Anderson is here enlisted for Stanton. To 
added a number of business- 
men and ranchers who, if Stanton were not 
running would he for Johnson. Now sup- 
.it the finish, that word i> passed along 
the line, which is easily done in the organ- 
m, to leave the Southern Californian 
ami go over to the regular nominee. Ander- 
son. That trick has been worked before, 
Then the suckers are left to stare at one 
another and to feel pretty cheap when the 
whole episode is over. 

However, whether it be fake or folly, it is 
a political indiscretion to be charged up 
against Southern California. We believe 
that the returns will show it does not involve 
many of our people; but that it involves 
any at all is most regrettable. 
+ + + 

One of the most notable articles of the 
month is that by Judson WelHver in August 
Hamptons on Roosevelt and his relation to 
the present political crisis. The writer evi- 
dently admires the ex-president, and he 
places a high estimate on what he has ac- 
complished thus far. He calls attention to 
the fact, however, that although Roosevelt 
is favorable to reform ideas and is himself 
a reformer, he has always been intolerant 
in his treatment of other reformers, and to 
the further fact that Roosevelt is essentially 
a party man, a profound believer in organiza- 
tion, and ready at all times to work with 
the part}' leaders, never against them. 

From this Welliver argues that it is scarce- 
ly probable that the ex-president will side 
with the insurgents against the regulars, and 
that on the other hand he may indicate his 
disapproval at the schism and possibly con- 
demn those that are causing it. The maga- 
zine writer contends, 'however, that the in- 
surgent movement is too wide and too deep, 
too full of meaning and of human possibili- 
ties, to be permanently affected by Roose- 
velt's disapproval, if he should adopt that 

The article evidently was written just 
about the time of Roosevelt's return. The 
Colonel's attitude and utterances since then 
with respect to the leading insurgents, and 
especially his promising to speak for Bever- 
idge seems to indicate that he will not take 
the stand that Welliver feared he might, he 
will not side in with the regulars. 

Nevertheless, it is still an open question 
what the ex^president will do, whether he 
will or will not throw himself into the in- 
surgent end of the fight. This makes Welli- 
ver's analysis of the situation and of the 
Roosevelt character of deep interest to all 
students of live politics. His discussion of 
the deeper significance of the insurgent 
movement is well worth careful study. It 
helps to clear the reader's mind as to what 
is going to happen to us in this country. 
+ + * 


! to slip by, bul perhaps 

worth it. and "our own Bill" is such a 

.1 that if he can get h little 

extra monc) some time hence he can crack 
<<n extra steam and perhaps make up for all 
the loss. He can do it if anybod} can 
if they can't. 

It is a respectable looking sum, :S250.000, 
a month, but there is a sum thai looks •■ 
and that is $450,01 which is the amount we 
were using before the v syndicate 

saw tit to run the big bluff on us, in order 
to make us let go i in tin pi iw er bonds. Now 
that we are till done being scared to death, 

and being so desperately considerate of the 

finer feelings of people who were trying to 
do us up, perhaps we may be readj to tackle 
the work of making good on the missing 
$200,000 a month. ' Six months would be 
a million for round numbers; the thing is 
not impossible. Anyway it will pay to keep 
on the hunt. 

Also there is the question of what is to 
be done February 1st and after in the 
event that the syndicate decides to pitch us 
over entirely. If we are going up against 
that kind of treatment, the sooner we find it 
out the better. On the other hand, if these 
people are willing to continue, it must be on 
some kind of a ibasis that will allow for a 
fair warning if the}' should decide to quit 
anytime in the future. An enterprise ot 
such magnitude and of such vital import- 
ance to the city should not be held hang- 
ing over the brink of ruin while some com- 
bination of financiers passes on the question 
of whether we are to be allowed to manage 
our own affairs or not. 

The present arrangement is well enough 
as a sort of breathing time, but the people 
will not be satisfied to see the work on the 
aqueduct halting nor are they willing to be 
kept in suspense over the future any longer 
than is absolutely necessary. We have had 
a close call from which only a prompt dis- 
play of courage and determination saved us. 
The same dualities showing again at the 
right moment will clear up all remaining 

+ + + 


Los Angeles people sleep better o'nights 
now' in the consciousness that work has been 
resumed on the aqueduct to the tune of 
$250,000 a month. It is a thousand pities 
that two months of nothing doing were al- 

For the second time the people of Pasa- 
dena have voted down a bond issue for the 
purchase of a site and the construction of 
buildings for a city high school. Each time 
there was a majority, but the two-thirds 
was lacking. 

It is possible that this amount is excessive. 
Certainly when Los Angeles had only 30,000 
population, say in 1887, its people would 
have been staggered at the idea of putting 
$500,000 into a high school. But things have 
moved a good deal in this world in the last 
twenty years, and Pasadena is a city of rich 
people who can afford to look well ahead in 
their public improvements. Pasadena now 
has 800 children in its high school, and they 
are crowded into quarters built for 500. 
That is four times the number Los Angeles 
had when its population was 30,000. 

The people of Pasadena seem to have 
acquired the bad habit of taking their pub- 
lic affairs too seriously. An immense 
amount of fuming and fussing, of fault find- 
ers and of unnecessary suspicion, boils and 
simmers under the dignified exterior of this 
elegant little city, for causes which nobody 
seems able to explain. It is mostly habit, 
and every now and again disagreeable results 
show in some occurrence like this bond de- 

Fortunately we have only a moderate 
amount of that spirit in Los Angeles. We 

have a newspaper, the Times, which 
rened with hale ami fury and ch 
at being out , .f it in e\ er\ way that 

ring up trouble. When $780,000 of bonds 
were to be voted for schools, mostly for 
an additional high school, that paper fo 
the bonds and persuaded the city auditor 
to fight them- till because it "had it in'" 

lie Superintendent of schools. But the 
peoph voted the bonds overwhelmingly; and 

then, when the magpie sheet gol up fake 
proceedings in court, so as to make thi 
bonds unmarketable, the neonl* 1 ».-nt down 

in their pockets and put up the imiiio to 
buy them. Thus far that has been the Los 
Angeles spirit. Perhaps our people are in 
luck to have this ghastly example of the 

poisonous effect of chronic hatred and SUS 
picion always before them, as they have it in 
this newspaper. 

Pasadena's fussing and Fretting habit is the 
cause of its delay in bridging the Arroyo to 
meet the boulevard coming through from the 
Glendale-Tropico region. The grading and 
other bridging on this boulevard are all 
done ; but after discussing the matter for an 
entire y^ear the authorities and improvement 
organizations of Pasadena are just where 
they started — all up in the air. A great 
amount of valuable traffic is waiting for this 
bridge, and the people of Pasadena are anxi- 
ous enough for it; but one clique wants a 
high bridge and another a low bridge and a 
third an intermediate bridge, and each clique 
threatens to knife the bonds unless its own 
project is used, so the -eastern end of the 
great highway will dangle useless for an 
indefinite time — while Pasadena discusses. 

And that city is filled to overflowing with 
clever people. Perhaps it has too many of 

♦ ♦ ♦ 


The New York grand jury, it seems, has 
decided that there are white slaves but no 
white slavers. — Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

Texas boasts of "more lawyers in Con- 
gress than any other State in the Union," 
says the Washington Times. She may have 
them. But why boast? — Atlanta Georgian. 

The trouble with that Nicaraguan war is 
that it isn't big enough to entitle the man 
who stops it to the Nobel peace prize. — 
Syracuse Herald. 

< )ne may be pardoned for wondering just 
what the political activities of T. R. would 
have been if he HAD announced his inten- 
tion of taking part in things. — New York 
Evening Mail. 

One problem the Mexicans are forever 
spared — what to do with their ex-presidents. 
—Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

A cartoon in the Denver Post represents 
Air. Taft as stooping over and holding his 
ear to the ground. The Post cartoonist is a 
man with a powerful imagination. — Chicago 

Anyway, it will be a long time before an- 
other Secretary of the Interior is as well 
known as Mr. Ballinger. — Washin 

It is annoying when the price mark on 
one's toga will not come off. — Chicago News. 



<7T HE DATA for this depart- 
^* ment is supplied from the 
statistical bureau of the Munici- 
pal League of Los Angeles, but 
neither that organization nor 
any other has any control over, 
or is in any way responsible for, 
the general policy of PACIFIC 

An Honest Budget: Los Angeles 
continues to make progress toward 
getting an honest and an efficient 
budget. An honest budget is one that 
truthfully and comprehensively states 
future receipts and expenditures, and 
an efficient budget is one that is 
properly graduated to the city's actual 
needs, and that recognizes possible fu- 
ture happenings. When large factors 
among the receipts are concealed or 
ridiculously underestimated, or when 
known expenses are ignored or thrown 
into the contingent fund, that is not 
an honest budget, nor an efficient one, 
for that matter. The new Finance 
Committee of the Council, headed by 
W. J. Washburn, has given notice that 
its sessions will be public, and that 
advice and suggestions are in order. 
This is an innovation, as heretofore all 
budget operations have been behind 
closed doors. There is or should be 
nothing confidential about a budget. 
There is nothing about which the peo- 
ple are more entitled to know all the 
facts than how their money is going 
to be spent. One big improvement 
was accomplished by Mr. Wallace 
during the last administration, and 
that was the formation of a definite 
and permanent reserve fund, that is 
to say, a fund to cover the city's ex- 
Dense of operation during the two 
months of July and August, when we 
are under a new budget, although it 
has not as yet been shaped up, and 
before the tax money begins to come 
in. .This, which was always a weak 
spot in our city financiering, seems 
now to be in good order, and that is 
a great gain. Year after year the 
Municipal League begged for this re- 
form, and at last, when we got some 
non-partisans in office, it was accom- 
plished. The next important step is 
the establishment of a genuine con- 
tingent fund, that is a fund which is 
to be drawn upon only for items of 
expense that are unforeseeable at the 
beginning of the year — and which 
shall be used for that purpose only. 
To protect the contingent fund, there 
should be another fund named "Gen- 
eral" or "Miscellaneous" (not "cash," 
it is a mistake to call it "cash") where 
all the small general items may be 
grouped at the beginning of the year. 
These are not unknown and should 
not be paid out of the contingent 
fund. Formerly the practice was to 
put all three of these groups: Reserve, 
Contingent and General, in one fund 
and call it "cash," and then suppress 
a number of items on the receipt side 
so as to fatten it up from time to 
time without the public suspecting 
the game. Great reputations for fin- 
anciering were achieved by city offi- 
cials on this basis, and the people got 
an idea that city accounting was some 
kind of legerdemain. There should 
be nothing of that kind about it, and 
an honest and competent auditor and 
a frank and courageous Finance Com- 
mittee will soon set up a different 
standard in the public mind. 

Clever Mulholland: The July num- 
ber of Municipal Engineering contains 

an article by Burt A. Heinly entitled: 
"Making a stream excavate its own 
reservoir and build its own dam." In 
it he describes how Mulholland con- 
structed the Silver Lake Dam and 
reservoir which now holds 273,000,000 
gallons of water against a possible hot 
spell in the summer time. It seems 
from Heinly's description that Mul- 
holland played it rather low down on 
the Los Angeles river. Not only was 
the river compelled to supply water to 
till the reservoir when it was finished, 
but it was made to do the work of 
digging out the reservoir and of build- 
ing the dam. The principle used was 
exactly that of the hydraulic dredger 
which excavates by drawing up water 
and sand together and then makes 
solid ground by allowing the silt to 
settle and the water to flow off. A 
concrete conduit and half a mile of 
tunnel brought the water in, and a 
force pump and fire nozzles tore the 
earth loose and sent it down to a sump 
as liquid mud. From here it was con- 
ducted to the place where the dam 
was needed at the mouth of the reser- 
voir filling in some 146,000 cubic yards 
of earth at a cost of about $55,000, or 
about half what would have been ex- 
pended under the old methods of 
work. The same system will present- 
ly be applied to the construction of 
the Haiwee reservoir, which is one of 
the chief impounding basins of the 
aqueduct. The Bond Syndicate will 
be wise not to tempt Mr. Mulholland 
too far. He is liable to announce that 
he won't use any more money but 
will build the aqueduct out of hand 
by perpetual motion or something of 
that kind. 

Very Common Mistake: The health 
authorities of Washington find them- 
selves in an awkward fix with respect 
to fighting contagious diseases be- 
cause of a trick played by Congress on 
the appropriation for that purpose. 
The sum was fixed at $25,000 which 
covered the needs of the case, but 
some superlatively wise person on the 
Congressional Committee tucked in a 
provision that of this sum not more 
than $10,000 should be used for per- 
sonal services. His idea probably was 
that the remaining $15,000 should all 
be spent for formaldehyde. The 
health people say that the work of 
fighting contagion is practically all in 
personal service, and that the appro- 
priation is therefore reduced to $10,- 
000 which is sadly insufficient. Some 
people think that economy in adminis- 
tration must mean cutting down the 
salary list or lowering its percentage 
of the total. There is a local news- 
paper in Los Angeles that jeers at all 
kinds of consistent and intelligent re- 
form but ever and anon throws a re- 
form fit of its own, which usually con- 
sists in a loud roar over the large per- 
centage of city expenditure that goes 
into salaries and wages. Of course it 
all depends on the nature of the work 
to be done. In some lines it is all 
salary and in some nearly all supplies. 
No hard and fast rule can be made 
and the general percentage has no 

Chicago's Mistake: An association 
of Chicago citizens having for its pur- 
pose the proper observance of the 
Fourth of July arranged this year for 
a military tournament to be held for 
ten days on the lake front with sev- 
eral thousand soldiers brought in 
from Fort Sheridan and other neigh- 
boring. posts. Seats were erected for 
40,000 spectators. This brought great 
masses of people into the center of 
the city, instead of spreading them out 
toward the suburbs, as is usual for 

holidays, and the effect on traffic and 
on police control was disastrous. The 
uproar from the artillery practice, 
sham battles, etc., of the military, not 
for one day only but for ten, and in 
the center of the hotel region and not 
far from the apartment house region, 
was generally voted to be worse than 
the old Fourth, and for some reason 
the fireworks displays caused an ex- 
traordinary number of fires; there 
were in all 186 alarms. But the most 
terrible feature of the whole experi- 
ence was the lax discipline of the 
camp which grew out of the confusion 
of the crowds. Dreadful things hap- 
pened, among which, it is alleged, was 
the outraging of a number of young 
girls. The city is in a bad state of 
mind over its first sane Fourth. The 
military tournament idea will prob- 
ably not be attempted again. 

Rochester's Democratic Spirit: 

Rochester, New York, is on advanced 
ground with its civic experiments. 
Recently Governor Hughes referred 
to that city as one that was helping 
to "buttress the foundations of Demo- 
cracy." On the Fourth of July a new 
voters dinner was given by members 
of the Chamber of Commerce. The 
names and addresses of the 200 men 
who had been naturalized in that city 
during the year that had just passed 
were procured, and they were invited 
to dinner with an equal number of 
American born citizens. There were 
speeches and pledges of fidelity to the 
new country and the singing of the 
national anthem. It was an impres- 
sive occasion — not only for the for- 
eigners who found themselves thus 
heartily welcomed into the country of 
their adoption but also for the Ameri- 
cans who felt the thrill of a new 
democratic spirit. 

Liquor Ordinance: After a delay of 
four or five months Council has passed 
its general liquor ordinance. This is 
distinctly an administration policy af- 
fair, as it originated with the Mayor 
and Police Commission and was 
drawn under their supervision by Mr. 
Eddy. The final ordinance is changed 
from the original in several particulars 
— as, for example, there is no increase 
in saloon licenses, and liquor restau- 
rants are allowed to sell short drinks 
— but in the main the document has 
survived the many attacks made upon 
it, and fairly represents the liquor 
policy of this administration. It con- 
tains some features that are purely ex- 
perimental which experience may show 
to be unwise. However, all sides, 
saloon men, prohibitionists and all, 
seem disposed to give it a fair trial. 

Pennsylvania Registration: Com- 
menting on the Dalzell contest re- 
cently, Pacific Outlook referred to the 
"atrociously bad registration laws" of 
Pennsylvania. A letter from Clinton 
Rogers Woodruff offers a correction 
on this point. Of late years constant 
agitation for reform in this direction 
has brouht results, and Pennsylvania 
now claims to have the best set of 
registration and election laws obtain- 
able. This is an agreeable fact to 
chronicle. The most discouraging 
feature of all attempts at reform in 
Pennsylvania heretofore has been the 
uncertainty of getting votes counted, 
and the ease with which the machine 
could fill the ballot boxes with fraudu- 
lent votes. On a fair ballot even 
Pennsylvania may be brought into the 
good government column at last. 

private company has refused the city's 
offer of seven millions and it refuses 
also to show its books and accounts 
to the commission appointed under 
the charter to treat with it. On the 
other hand it stands readv to show up 
to a commission to be appointed by 
the commercial bodies and the courts. 
The next step will be an election for 
a bond issue of $8,000,000 with which 
the city can duplicate the private 
plant. Then interminable law suits 
with the courts largely in the hands of 
the political machines and the water 
company back of the machine. 

Seventh Street Bridge: The July 
13th issue of the Municipal Journal 
contains an illustrated article by Ed- 
ward P. Bailey on the peculiar method 
of construction used by the contractor 
on the new Seventh street bridge, 
which consists in conveying the mixed 
concrete to a tower 95 feet high, 
whence it is conveyed by gravity over 
a system of flumes to the points where 
it is needed. 

Congress Regulating Gas: Although 
the last congress was by no means a 
radical body it nevertheless passed a 
law reducing the price of gas for the 
citizens of Washington to 85 cents 
and providing for the regulation of 
local companies to include the matter 
of issuing future securities, which 
may only be done by obtaining con- 
sent of congress. 

Done with Mosquitoes: For the first 
time in its history Staten Island, New 
York, is entirely rid of mosquitoes. 
A vigorous campaign carried on for 
several years, which sought out the 
breeding places and either drained or 
covered them with oil, finally put an 
end to the pest and life on the Island 
has a new joy for the human in- 

Public Comfort Station: Indiana- 
polis has installed a public comfort 
station at one of the busiest corners 
of the city, a structure nearly 75 feet 
long by 25 feet wide and mostly un- 
derground. It is designed for use by 
both sexes. Los Angeles is almost 
the only large city in the country that 
makes no provision for these neces- 

A Concrete Pavement: Sioux City, 
Iowa, is putting in a lot of concrete 
paving which can be done at $1.25 a 
yard. It is said_ to be about as satis- 
factory as a high-priced pavement. 
Los Angeles has a block of concrete 
paving along the Pacific Electric 
building on Sixth street. It seems to 
wear fairly well but it is very rough. 

Horses and Motors: A count made 
on a busy street in Kansas City of the 
number of vehicles passing in the 
course of a day showed: Business 
vehicles drawn by horses 1074, pleas- 
ure vehicles drawn by horses 290, 
business motor cars 28, other motor 
cars 1028. Horses are still in the 
majority in Kansas City. 

Noisy Phonographs: Newark, New 
Jersey, has an ordinance prohibiting 
phonographs from being directed to- 
ward an open door or window so that 
the noise may become troublesome to 

Denver Water Situation: It looks as 
though Denver were in for a very 
pretty row over its water service. The 

City's Share of Water: Between 
fires, street sprinkling and the cultiva- 
tion of parks, cities generally use up 
from one-sixth to one-fourth of their 
own water supply. 



Its Relation to the Public School and 
to Prohibition 

Two speakers were on the platform 
lub lunch- 
candidate for Superintcnd- 

n the Lin- 
ilican ticket, and 
Hr \aron S Watkins, vice-president 
• rtlicrn University, a 
■ist and candidate for 
lent on the Prohibition 
ticket at the last Presidential election. 
cssor Ware took for his sub- 
jec "Civic Responsibility and the Pub- 
lic School*," while Dr. Watkins spoke 
on civic responsibility as affected by 

Mr. Finlayson, president of. the ciub, 
in introducing Mr. Ware. - 

"It is with pleasure I introduce to 
a product of California; a 
graduate of the State University and 
for five years a supervisor in the State 
Normal School at San Francisco; a 
man who is well qualified in his edu- 
cation, environment and in his ideals 
to speak to you upon this subject of 
civic responsibility and of public 


Mr. Ware said, in part: 

"I can say to you in all candor that 
it is a great pleasure to be here and 
see with my own eyes this splendid 
organization of men of whom I have 
heard so much. I may say with simi- 
lar candor it is a great pleasure to 
know that all over this state, in little 
cities and large ones, clubs like this 
are doing the same sort of work. It 
is all a part of a great movement, — 
the movement that is bringing to the 
minds of the individual citizens of the 
United States, in these opening days 
of the 20th century, the personal re- 
sponsibility toward our civic duties. 
You know this is a splendid age in 
this respect, — an age in which we are 
taking up difficult problems that have 
long been waiting for solution." 

Mr. Ware stated that while school 
teachers had been teaching school for 
a long time, he did not believe that 
all the schools throughout the coun- 
try put together had done as much to- 
ward arousing a spirit of civic ideal- 
ism and useful patriotism as "he who 
aroused the civic conscience of eighty 
million people, — the greatest patriot 
and greatest leader of his age — Theo- 
dore Roosevelt." 

Real Patriotism 

"You know, there are two kinds of 
patriotism in the world. There is the 
sort of patriotism which I have often 
heard called 'Four of July' patriotism. 
It lias largely to do with bonfires and 
fire crackers and it begins and ends 
largely with the traditions of the past. 
Now. I yield to none of you, I hope, 
in my admiration of, and pride in the 
history of my country, but the wars 
and traditions of the past will not 
fight the- battles of today or tomorrow 
and the patriotism that has to do with 
nothing but the backward look is not 
the kind of patriotism we need today. 
We need the patriotism of the new 
era; the patriotism of peace; useful 
patriotism that has to do with under- 
standing; and lighting and working out 
the practical, civic problems of our 
social and political life, and I will 
state to you as briefly as T can. by 
way of illustration, the work done in 
this land of ours by men whose lives 
typify, and whose characters stand as 
ideals, representing this form of use- 
ful, civic patriotism." 

The speaker cited the race problem 
and the magnificent work of Booker 
T. Washington tending toward the 
solution of it. "Booker Washington 

— black man — born a slave, is more 
than a patriot of the past He 
man whose life-work is showing to 
the nation a patriotism that should 
spread to all the people of this land." 

Jacob Riis was eulogized as a civic 
patriot for the noble work he had 
done in helping to meet the tenement 
problem in the large cities, as was 
Judge lien Lindsay for his work in 
perfecting the juvenile court SJ 

"Ever since men have been men, 
away back in the stone age," said he, 
"our hairy ancestors learned that with 
tools of stone and wood they could 
work wood, — from that day to this 
man has waged war upon fore 
The speaker then went on to show 
that in spite of the example of other 
nations wasting their natural rc- 
s. we did not profit thereby but 
allowed the destruction of our forests 
to become a national problem. "Along 
came a man who started in the work 
of saving for us first, and second for 
generations still to come, wdiat still 
remained to use of our inheritance of 
splendid trees, and he has taught the 
people of this land his lesson. I do 
not have to mention his name. He is 
working to solve a great problem in 
his nation's life." It was obvious that 
Gifford Pinchot was the patriot in 

The speaker told of the problems 
that California had to solve, espe- 
cially in the way of prison reform and 
water rights in the northern counties. 

He also spread the theory of pub- 
licity in civic reform. "We must find 
out and tell others how those com- 
munities which have succeeded have 
stamped out the vile places of amuse- 
ment; how they have cleaned up their 
streets; how they have taken care of 
their sewerage. I know some of these 
things are unpleasant, but they are 
necessary. We need also to tell to 
our boys and girls, as well as to our- 
selves, of the truth concerning the 
condition of our state prisons. In the 
State of California we maintain two 
higher institutions of crime where we 
put boys no whit worse than we were 
ourselves except that they are under 
more adverse and unfortunate condi- 
tions. Only a few months ago a four- 
teen year old boy, in short pants, 
knocked at the door of San Quentin 
with a fourteen year sentence on his 
back; there he will be taught all man- 
ner of crime and learn that the only 
thing to be ashamed of is repentance 
and a resolve to improve, and where 
he will be turned out an enemy to 
man and God." 

The speaker closed his remarks by 
saying that he hoped for the con- 
sumation of all these projected re- 
forms "so that following in our foot- 
steps will be a generation better than 
the old." 

Dr. Watkins spoke in part as fol- 
lows : 

"I always have been a radical and 
I believe there is no settlement of a 
moral question except a right settle- 
ment and I believe that half w : ay solu- 
tions, like half way treatments of 
diseases, are often worse than no 
treatment at all and I believe in going 
the whole length. The race problem 
was referred to by the previous 
speaker. I come from a section where 
it has been a foul sore; where it has 
been an ulcer eating into the social 
life. It is an awful question, hut they 
have discovered in the Sunny South- 
land wdiere the difficulty has come in. 
Booker Washington has found out 
nearly one half of it and that in order 
to solve the black man's side of the 
race problem it will be absolutely 
necessary to train him to work. Every 

man tl i having in any com- 

munity is a worker, somewhere .1 pro- 
ducer and I am glad 1 
01 Ihri 1 find in 

South ,,i 1 .1111 also glad 

that Booker VVashin( i out 

that tl must « ork and that lie 

must learn to work at the labor which 
is at his hand. 

Prohibition, The Solution 
"But on the other side, the south 
has found out a long time ago that 
they will never solve the 

11 the negro side until they have 

negro race. I admire Bo iker vVash-« 
in hut I admire still more the 
men of ill,, south vi ho have put 

their shoulder lo the cart and have 
work gelling rid of, and smash- 
ing the saloon. Listen to Governor 
1. and other such men in the 
South and they will tell you the <mc 
vital thing thai stands in the way of 
the solving of the race problem i- he 
problem of the drunken negro" 
Lincoln a Prohibitionist 
The speaker stated that he greatly 
regretted the fact that Mr. Roosevelt 
has never, in his various lengthy 
messages, "given a word of warning 
on the great American — or un-Ameri- 
can — saloon. I only wish that Abra- 
ham Lincoln could have lived long 
enough to carry out the second re- 
form that was dear to his heart, for I 
remember that years before Abraham 
Lincoln met the 'Little Giant' and en- 
gaged him in his Senatorial cam- 
paign and crushed his ambitions for 
the Presidency; long before Abraham 
Lincoln issued the declaration that 
gave to the negro his place in the 
original declaration, that Abraham 
Lincoln carried the banner of prohi- 
bition. The history of Abraham Lin- 
coln cannot be properly written un- 
less it contains his views on the tem- 
perance question." 


Germany is building her cities as 
thoughtfully and methodicall" as she 
is buildin" her battleships. The 
ancient walls which once inclosed 
German cities have been torn down, 
the boundaries have been immensely 
extended so as to afford ample room 
in which to nlan the new growth, and 
the new sections are being laid out 
not alone with regard to utility, but 
with regard to beautification. 

The German cities are paving for 
narks, boulevards, docks and piers 
from the sale of surplus lands acquired 
in excess of needs. The German city 
thinks and plans as an individual 
thinks and plans. There is art in 
even'thing. Every bit of water is 
jealously preserved and developed 
whether it be an old moat, an inland 
lake, a little stream or a river front. 
Water frontage is deemed a priceless 
possession. Bremen and Dusseldorf 
have parked the moats which sur- 
rounded the old portions of those 
cities, and they are the chief features 
of beautification of those modernized 
cities. The attention of the outside 
world is directed mainly to German 
naval building enterprise, hut the Teu- 
tons are purposefully busy about many 
other things 'beside the building of a 
big navy. 


At the regular weekly luncheon of 
the City Club to be held at the West- 
minster Hotel today (Saturday), at 
12:15 p. m.. Reynold E. Blight. Minis- 
ter of the Los Angeles Fellowship, 
will speak on "Should a Newspaper 
Have a Conscience?" 

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lad, "but perhaps he could find room 
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Council Adopts Ordinance That Has 

Been Under Consideration for 

Some Time 

At the regular meeting of the City 
Council, on Tuesday, the new liquor 
ordinance which the Public Welfare 
Committee of the Council has been 
considering for some months was 
unanimously adopted. 

This ordinance in its original form 
was drafted by Guy Eddie, city prose- 
cuting attorney, with the co-operation 
of the Mayor and Police Commission. 
Some of its provisions have been modi- 
fied by Leslie Hewitt, city attorney, as 
the result of suggestions made by the 
various civic bodies interested in its 
passage; and, as it was finally adopt- 
ed, is considered a very fair and 
equitable law, though in many re- 
spects more stringent than the old 
ordinance. Some of the more import- 
ant provisions of the ordinance are 
as follows: 

Schedule Adopted 
Saloons, $100; wholesale establish- 
ments, $75; Restaurants ( 1st class ) , 
$100, Restaurants (2nd class), $50; 
"Wholesale drug- stores, $75; Social 
Clubs, $25; Breweries, $100; Malt bott- 
ling establishments, $100; "Wineries, 
$10; Hotels, $250. 

Some of the more important provi- 
sions of the ordinance are as follows: 

It shall be unlawful for any person 
excepting- those already licensed by the 
City of Los Angeles to carry on the 
business elsewhere in the City outside 
of those certain portions of City de- 
scribed in this Ordinance, and desig- 
nated as Liquor Zones Nos. 1, 2 and 

Liquor Zone No. 1. 

Liquor Zone No. 1 is described as 

Beginning- at the intersection of the 
center line of the bed of the Los An- 
geles River with a line parallel with 
and distant one hundred fifty feet 
southerly of Seventh Street, thence 
westerly fifty feet southerly of 
Seventh Street to a point one 
hundred fifty feet east of San Pedro 
Street; thence Southerly to a point one 
hundred fifty feet southerly of Ninth 
Street; thence westerly to a point one 
hundred fifty feet west of Grand Ave- 
nue; thence Northerly to a point one 
hundred fifty feet northerly of Temple 
Street; thence easterly to a point one 
hundred fifty feet west of North Broad- 
way Street; thence northerly to the 
center line of the bed of the Los An- 
geles River; thence southerly along the 
line last mentioned to its intersection 
with the center line of North Main 
Street; thence easterly a distance of 
twenty-three hundred feet to a point: 
thence southerly in a direct line to the 
northwesterly corner of Lot One of 
feet to a point; thence northwest a dis- 
tance of 5SS.75 feet to a point; thence 
northwest a distance of 225. OS feet to 
a point; thence east a distance of 60 
feet to a point; thence northwes ta dis- 
tance of 513 feet to the easterly line of 
Moult on Avenue; thence northerly a 
distance of 646.50 feet to the southerly 
line of North Main Street; thence "West- 
erly to the northeasterly corner of Lot 
Six of Kuhrts Street Tract; thence 
southerly and parallel with the east- 
erly line of Antonia Avenue a distance 
of 255 feet to a point: thence Westerly 
in a direct line to the southwesterly 
corner of Lot Twenty-two of said 
Kurts Tract; thence southwesterly in 
a direct line to the southeasterly cor- 
ner of Lot Thirty-two of said Kurts 
Street Tract; thence westerly in a di- 
rect line to the southwesterly corner 
of said Lot Thirty-two; thence norther- 
ly along the westerly line of said Kurts 
Street Tract to the southerly line of 
North Main Street; thence -westerly 
to the center line of the bed of the Los 
Angeles Rifer; thence southerly along 
the line last mentioned to the point of 

Liquor Zone No. 2. 

Liquor Zone No. 2 shall consist of 
that part of the City of Los Angeles 
bounded and described as follows, to 

That portion of the Citv of Los An- 
geles formerly within the corporate 
limits of the City of San Pedro, as the 
same existed prior to the consolidation 
of the cities of Los Angeles and San 

Liquor Zone No. 3. 

Liquor Zone No. 3 shall consist of 
that nart of the City of Los Angeles 
bounded and described as follows: to 

That portion of the City of Los An- 
ereles formerly within the corporate 
limits of the City of "Wilmington, as 
the same existed prior to the consolida- 

tion of the cities of Los Angeles and 

Niimfeer Limited 

That no permits for retail liquor 
licenses in excess of tyo hundred shall 
at any time be granted by the Board 
of Police Commissioners within Liquor 
Zone No, 1; and none in excess of six 
yithin Liquor Zone No. 2; and none in 
( excess of one within Liquor Zone No. 3. 

That no permits for wholesale liquor 
licenses in excess of ninety shall at 
any time be granted by the Board of 
Police Commissioners within Liquor 
Zone No. 1; and none in excess of one 
within Liquor Zone No. 2; and none in 
excess of one within Liquor Zone No, 3. 
Limiting Locations 

That the Board of Police Commission- 
ers shall not grant a permit for the 
issuance of a license outside of the 
Liquor Zones as described in this Ordi- 
nance; provided that the Board shall, 
as provided in Section 19 of this ordin- 
ance, re-issue permits to the persons 
but only such persons, now conducting 
such places outside of the said Liquor 
Zones at the places where they are now 
located: and provided further, that said 
Board shall not re-issue a permit for 
the conduct of any such place outside 
of the said Liauor Zfcnes if it has at 
any time ceased to be in business. 

That the Board of Police Commis- 
sioners shall not grant any permit for 
the issuance of a liquor license on 
Broadway, North Broadway, South Hill 
Street, or North Hill Street, provided 
that nothing 1 in this section contained 
shall be deemed to apply to any exist- 
ing liquor establishments of the kin-i 
mentioned, in their present locations; 
and provided further, that nothing in 
this section shall prohibit the Board of 
Police Commissioners from granting a 
permit for the issuance of a license to 
conduct a hotel liauor establishment on 
Broadway, North Broadway, South Hill 
Street, or North Hill Street, if such 
hotel liquor establishment does not 
have its bar-room or saloon along or 
opening upon said street. 
Time Limit 

That all permits granted by the 
Board of Police Commissioners to con- 
duct a retail liquor establishment, a 
restaurant liquor establishment of 
either class, and a hotel liquor estab- 
lishment shall expire and be null and 
void at midnight of June 30th, each 
year; provider), that the holder of such 
a permit shall be entitled to have the 
same renewed for any ensuing year 
bv the said B j nard of Police Comfnis- 
s""oners before the same sn expires, upon 
fi'ing with said Board by said holder 
of an affidavit. 

Rights of Pronerty Owners. 

T'-'e Board of Police Commissioners 
s'-all grant no nermit for a liquor 
license within the Liquor Zones in 
which such establishments may, by this 
Hrdinance. be conducted, on any prem- 
ises excepting those fronting- on a pub- 
He street. "Whenever the property own- 
ers representing- more than one-half of 
t'-e aggregate frontage on both sides 
of the street between two intersecting 
streets shall have sierned a petition and 
■^"d tii© same with the Board of Police 
Commissioners requesting that said 
"Roard do not grant any or any addi- 
tional nermits for a retail or a whole- 
sale liouor establishment, or both, to 
be conducted on said street; between 
said two intersecting streets, then the 
said Board shall not arrant the same 
for two years thereafter, nor until a 
written renuest containing- the signa- 
tures of nropertv owners representing 
■more than one-Vialf of the aggregate 
frontage on both sides of t^e street 
r-ptween the said two intersecting 
street's, and which said signatures si^U 
l-ave r-een subscribed t^pfeto within 30 
divs from the date of filing said written 
rermest. is filpd with the said Board of 
Poi: ce Commissioners, recniesting that 
said petition, which nravs t^e Board to 
errant no more permits, be of no further 
force or effect. But at any time there- 
after another petition, reoresentiner 
more than one-half of the aggregate of 
frontasre nn both sides of the street 
■between the said two intersecting 
streets as reonired in this section for 
the optition. which prays the Board of 
Policp Commissioners to errant no more 
nermits. mav be filed with the said 
Board, and have the same, binding 
fnvpp. on said Board as ti->e ori^'nal 
petition requesting the said Board to 
srra.nt no nr no more nermits. pr-ovidM 
that all of the signatures attached to 
said net'tinn shall have bep.n obtain pd 
during tbp thirtv days n^ior to the 
filing- of said petition. Nothing herein 
shall affect any wholesale or retail 
liouor pet-ablisbments already in exist- 
ence w-Mn.h, in ease a petition as above 
n--niririPd is filed restricting the Board 
of Police Commissioners from issuing 
anv morp nermits in the street in which 
such Honor establishments are located. 
shall have the right to chans-p their 
location in the street, between the two 
intersecting streets as set nut in the. 
said petition, but said rlg-ht to change 

the location shall be only upon the 
side of the street on which they are 

No Brewery Connection 

In renewing a liquor license holder 
must satisfy Police Commission that he 
is the sole and exclusive owner of the 
business for "which he seeks a renewal 
of his permit, and that be desires the 
same for his own and exclusive use, and 
that he has no interest in, or connec- 
tion with any brewery, and that he 
has no agreement ot understanding 
with any other liquor establishment, 
whereby his complete and absolute 
control of the establishment he is 
making the application to conduct 
would be in the least affected or 


Wherever under the terms of this 
Ordinance the Board of Police Commis- 
sioners are invested with the power to 
punish violations thereof, or to revoke 
permits because of such violations, said 
Board, should it deem revocation of the 
permit as punishment for the case in 
hand too severe, shall have the author- 
ity to impose for the first offense the 
punishment of suspending the offender's 
right to carry on the kind of liquor es- 
tablishment specified in his permit for 
a period not exceeding sixty days. 

It shall be unlawful for any person, 
owning a restaurant liquor establish- 
ment to sell, serve or gave away on 
the premises of such restaurant liquor 
establishment any spirituous liquors 
without a bona fide meal and it shall be 
unlawful for any person conductirgr a 

restaurant liquor establishment to sell, 
serve or give away any intoxicating 
liquors on the premises of such res- 
taurant liquor establishment that are 
obtained outside of such restaurant 
liquor establishment, except such as are 
or may be obtained at wholesale for 
the purpose of supplying the stock room 
of such restaurant or eating place, and 
not otherwise. 

It shall be unlawful for any person 
conducting any restaurant liquor estab- 
lishment, even though the same has a 
restaurant liquor establishment permit, 
to -sell, serve or give away any spiritu- 


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It slia'l be unlawful f.»r any ; 

y re- 
tail li- nt any Intoxicat- 
ing I ; , 

any kin.) to any female person; and H 
shall I o unlawful for any 
son i- 

drink any Intoxicating lUjU'>r or 
any other 1 - any kin. I in any 

such retail liquor establishments- 

It shall he unlawful for any person. 
firm or corporation owning, conducting, 
having f. or employed in any 

retail liquor establishment, wholesale 
Liquor establishment, hotel liqu 
tabllshnient or restaurant liquor i 
llshment of either class, to permit or 
allow any female to solicit In such 
establishment for the purpose of ply- 
Ins her vocation of prostitution. 

It shall be unlawful for any pe 
to employ any female to serve, sell or 
distribute any spirituous liquors in any 
bar-room, saloon, restaurant or 
place where Intoxicating Uquori 
sold, served, distributed or given 
Social clubs 

That no permit to sell, serve or give 
away spirituous, vinous, malt or mixed, 
intoxicating- liquors in any social club 
liquor establishment, as defined in this 
Ordinance, shall be granted by the 
Board of Police Commissioners unless 
said Club Is a bona fide social club. 

A social club liquor establishment Is 
defined to be a bona fide social club. 
where spirituous, vinous, malt or mixed 
intoxicating liquors are sold. served 
or given away, and paid for only by 
bona fide members thereof: said club 
must lave a membership of at least one 
hundred members in good standing, and 
lie organized on the mutual plan 
wherein each member has a full voice 
in the government of said club and an 
equal ownership with every other mem- 
ber in the property and profits of said 
club: and the social objects of said 
club must be more than the mere dis- 
pensation of liquor to its members. 

It shall be unlawful for the owner 
or proprietor of any retail liquor estab- 
lishment to erect, construct or maintain, 
or cause or permit to be erected, con- 
structed or maintained, within his re- 
tail liquor establishment any booths or 
compartments, or any closed stalls, or 
any chairs, tables, benches or seats for 
the accommodation of customers, or as 
part of the interior structural arrange- 
ment of such retail liquor establish- 
ment, except stationary chairs, tables, 
benches or seats in open stalls, open 
stalls to be so arranged that the entire 
inner portion of such stalls shall be at 
all times plainly visible from the main 
portion of the room in which such 
liquor establishment Is situated. 

During the hours it Is made unlawful 
by this i irdinance to sell spirituous 
liquors in a retail liquor establish- 
ment, wholesale liquor establishment, or 
the saloon of any hotel liquor estab- 
lishment, such places shall be closed at 
their entrances with doors containing 
a clear, transparent glass panel, of dl- 
mt-nsions at least eighteen inches by 
thirty-six Inches, set in said door so 
that the bottom of said glass panel 
shall be not less than two nor more 
than three feet from the bottom nf the 
door. And is shall he unlawful for 
the person having charge of any such 
establishment, or any employee thereof. 
to permit anything on either side Of 
said glass panel in such a way or posi- 
tion as to hinder the free view from 
outside the door closing the entrance 
Into the Interior of said establishment. I.inble 

Tt shall be unlawful for any person, 
as principal, agent, employee, or other- 
wise, to let any house, room, apartment 
or place owned by him. or under his 
charge or control, ii, the City of Los 
Angeles, knowing that the same is to 
be used, in whole or in part, for the 
conducting or carrying on, by a per- 
son, firm, corporation, association or 
club, not having a license from said 
City of I^os Angeles so to do, of the 
business of selling, serving or givine- 
away spirituous, vinous, male or mixed 
intoxicating liquors, either exclusively 
or in connection with any other busi- 


It shall he unlawful for the proprie- 
tor, manager or person in charge or 
control of any theater or concert hall 
In the City of Los Angeles, or any 
agent or servent of such proprietor, 
manager or person, to sell, furnish or 
serve, or to permit to be sold, furn- 
ished or served, any intoxicating llauor 
in any dressing room of such ti 
or concert hall. 

Proxlmltv <o S«.".ools 

That the Board of Police Commis- 
sioners shall not grant a permit for 

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That In caso the permit gi 

Ind o| 
,it. or .any other kind, t > 
: until after tho expli 

of two years from the date Of -aid iv- 


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The Boai nmlssloners 

not grant a permit for the ISSU- 

eonducl a retail 
tlquol nent to a corporation, 

but sl all Issue the same only to nat- 
ural l" 

Uunntlty Limited 

It shall be unlawful for o ny 

rge "f t hi of a 

liquor establishment, or any em- 

:. su\ 6, or 

away in such establishment ai 
any one time, and to or for t ! 
of the same person, any spit I 
liquors in •■ tees rt ol 3pl rli 

uous, vinous or mixed Intoxicating liq- 
uors, or in e ■ tour que ri s o 

i be com "toed on 
the premie ea of - uch ee I a bldshment. 
\\ i- Establishments 
It shall be unlawful for any person 
In charge of a wholesale Liquor es-tab- 
ii nt, or wholesale drug store liquor 
establishment, to sell, serve or give 
away therein any liquor to he drunk or 
nod upon the premises. 
Permit to One Person Only 
The Board of Police Commissioners 
Shall not grant a liquor permit of the 
same or any other kind to a person 
who already holds one kind of liquor 
permit: provided, that nothing in this 
section shall he construed to affect out- 
standing permits. 


Good Government County Committee 
. Adopts Executive Report, 

At a meeting of the county central 
committee of the Good Government 
Orangization held Wednesday night 
last the report of the executive com- 
mittee recommending that there he no 
indorsements of candidates before the 
primary election, was adopted. The 
report follows: 

"To the Voters of Los Angeles Coun- 

"1. As to the relative merits of the 
candidates on the Republican and 
Democratic tickets as compared with 
each other, we make no recommenda- 
tions at the present time, but expect' 
to do so after the primary election, 
and hereby reserve that right. For 
the present we urge all citizens to 
work for the nomination of the best 
men available within their respective 
parties, that good material may be had 
from which to select at the November 
election. In particular do we urge 
the voters to work for the nomination 
of candidates for the legislature who 
will help enact the much desired non- 
partisan county primary law. 

"2. As to the relative merits of the 
candidates in each of the two parties 
compared with rival candidates in the 
same party, we find that, in general, 
the best candidates on the Republi- 
can primary ticket are found upon 
the list indorsed by the Lincoln- 
Roosevelt Republican League; and 
the best candidates on the Demo- 
cratic primary ticket are found 
upon the list indorsed by the 
Democratic conference of May 28 
at Long Beach. We commend each 
of these lists to the discrimination 
and careful consideration of the voters 
of their respective parties. 

"3. We are pleased to announce 
that all of the candidates for the legis- 
lature upon each of these lists ha 
clared himself in favor of the enact- 
ment by the legislature of a non-parti- 
n county primary law. and that each 
of the candidates for each of the coun- 
tv administrative offices has declared 
that if elected to office he will insist 
that his various deputies and other 
iibordinates shall confine their po- 
litical activities within those proper 


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bounds set by the standard civil ser- 
vice rules, thereby not constituting 
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"4. The Good Government organi- 
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ommendation at the present time for 
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The annual summer outing of the 
rowans of Southern California will be 
held at Alamitos Park, Long Beach, 
Saturday. August 13. 

There will be a program with many 
short addresses. Among those who 
will be invited to speak are Senator 
Dolliver, Bishop Hughes, Robert J. 
Burdette, Judges Wilbur, Willis, 
Houser and Bordwell, Mayors Alex- 
ander and Early, Major Donnell, As- 
semblyman Cattell, the former presi- 
dent of the Iowa Association and 


"I hear Blubud lias got the - 

fright." "Why, he isn't an actor." 
"No, but lie married the homeliest girl 
in the 'Girl from Yonkers' comnany." 
—Town Tonics. 

Trade Scholarship for Sale 

For sale, scholarship in 
United Trade School Con- 
tracting Co., choice of elec- 
tricity, automobile, plumbing 
or bricklaying trade. Small 
wages paid while learning. 
Actual work methods. Ap- 
ply 837 South Spring Street, 
Los Angeles. 



The visit of Gifford Pinchot, chief 
advocate of the policy of conservation 
of the natural resources of the coun- 
try and a leader of the Republican 
party, has a significant relation to the 
candidacy of former Supreme Judge 
John D. Works, candidate of the pro- 
gressive Republicans for United States 
Senator. Although not so conspicuous 
a national figure in conservation mat- 
ters as Mr. Pinchot, Judge Works 
for manv years has been actively iden- 
tified with that great movement to- 
ward the saving of our natural re- 
sources for future generations. 

Judge Works was one of the original 
advocates of the policy of conservation 
in the West. Several years ago., when 
thoughtful men were beginning to 
realize the necessity of some action 
■that would save the wealth of forest, 
mineral and coal lands and sources of 
water supply from the big combina- 
tions of predatory capital seeking to 
deprive the people of their heritage, 
Judge Works, in association with such 
men as Chief Justice Beatty of the 
Supreme Court and Benjamin Ide 
Wheeler, President of the University 
of California, took the lead in' the or- 
ganization of the Water and Forest 
Association. This Organization was 
made one of the most effective of its 
kind in the field through the combined 
efforts of Mr. Pinchot and Judge 

Not onl" through the Water and 
Forest Association has Judge Works 
clone valiant service for the cause of 
Conservation. He has taken the mat- 
ter up ill magazines and other periodi- 
cals, presenting the western view, and 
in this manner has accomplished much 
toward the education of the masses of 
voters. In the national Congress he 
will work unremittingly for the salva- 
tion of the natural resources of the 
nation, as he has worked as a private 
citizen. California,, in which arc locat- 
ed vast tracts of mineral and forest 
lands and many valuable water sites, 
should be represented at Washington 
by a man not only familiar with the 
needs of the state and the wishes of 
its inhabitants in this direction, but 
one who can be defended unon to fight 
the "iratical combinations of capital to 
a finish in their campaign to possess 
themselves of the God given riches of 
the commonwealth. 


Strained Relations Between Two Emi- 
nent Citizens. 

William D. Stevens is president of 
the Water Board. Incidentally he is 
a candidate for the Republican nomi- 
nation for Congress. Thus it happens 
that he has a good deal on his mind. 
Recently he drew some checks to pay 
a number of personal bills, and when 
it came to the mailing a little mix-up 
took place, after the approved manner 
of the magazine short story, with the 
result that Fred Alles, the proprietor 
of the Alles Printing Co. got the 
check and the bill that went with some 
dentistry work, while the dentist got 
the printing bill and its accompanying 

What the dentist said and did is not 
history, but the reply of Fred Alies 
was "borrowed" from Mr. Stephens 
by a well-known physician and hand- 
ed to the editor of Pacific Outlook 
for the publication which it richly de^ 
serves. It is as follows: 
"Mr. William D. Stephens, City. 

"Dear Sir: — We are in receipt this 
morning of a check signed by you, 
accompanying a statement covering 
structural iron work, the top crust of 
society, repairs to crockery, and other 

things. For instance, one item is 
"work on bridge.' Now, we do not 
recall having done any work on 
bridges in our later years, and we are 
quite certain, if we have, the bridge 
will not hold even a swift-running 
candidate. It would appear at first 
blush as if you were trying to cross 
this bridge before you come to it. 

" 'Upper set, $12.50"— another mysti- 
fier. Never before has it come to our 
knowledge that the upper set could 
be bought for this price, though we 
all know that many units of the lower 
set may be bought along about elec- 
tion day at $2 per. Fortunate indeed 
you are, if you can get the upper set 
of Los Angeles at the trifling cost set 
forth, but we wish to assure you that 
we never made any agreement to de- 
liver the goods. 

" 'One gold crown, $7.50.' Cheap — 
dirt cheap for one that will fit you; 
but we did not know you already had 
contracted for it. We reiterate that 
we did not take the contract to fur- 
nish it, though we shall do our part 
in seeing that it is placed on your 

" 'Mending plate.' Not guilty. We 
help to pass the plate and fill it once 
in a while, but we never essayed to 
mend one. 

"There are other items on the state- 
ment which have no place in a well- 
regulated printing office, and we are 
obliged to return the check and the 
puzzle card to you, much as we re- 
gret parting with your excellent auto- 
graph and what it stands for. 
"Very truly yours, 

"Fred Alles." 


Secretary Woodruff Gives Reasons 

Why It Is Such a Political 


One of the most aggressive agencies 
in the cause of political progress and 
improved municipal conditions is the 
National Municipal League. With its 
active membership of 1,900 and an 
affiliated membership of 200 chambers 
of commerce, boards of trade, civic 
associations and municipal of 165,000, 
this League is the strongest organi- 
zation engaged in promoting interest 
in municipal affairs. Unlike most 
organizations of the sort, the League 
is essentially democratic, always de- 
pending upon the interest of the 
many rather than the subsidy of the 
few to make it a factor in affairs. 

Setting forth the purposes of the 
National Municipal League, its sec- 
retary, Clinton Rogers Woodruff, 

"The National Municipal League is 
an active agency for the betterment 
of American municipal administra- 
tion in that it is directly and particu- 
larly engaged in creating 'an educated 
and intelligent public' in the matter 
of municipal government. From the 
beginning of its activities in 1894 it 
has sought to promote a more gen- 
eral interest in municipal questions, 
and especially in their political and 
administrative aspects. 

"Its first object has been to multiply 
the numbers, harmonize the methods 
and combine the forces of all who 
realize that it is only by united action 
and organization that, good citizens 
can obtain the adoption of good laws 
and the selection of men of trained 
ability and proved integrity for all 
municipal positions, or prevent the 
success of incompetent or corrupt 
candidates for public office. 

"The National Municipal League is 
engaged in what may be called a co- 
operative work in bringing local re- 
form bodies, business organizations, 
public officers, educational associa- 
tions, state and national societies into 
co-operation with each other in the 
question of municipal work, and with 
the League. 

"Through its propaganda, through 

its insistence upon the moral, as well 
as the social, scientific and economic 
questions, and through its service as 
a clearing house in municipal affairs, 
the League is awakening interest 
throughout the country, and through 
its committees it is educating the in- 
terest so awakened and through its 
program is directing it into effective 

"The National Municipal League 

"First, everything that relates to 
the forms or framework of cities and 
to the laws or ordinances for them. 
Second, everything that relates to the 
methods of procuring the nomination 
and election or appointment of the 
best obtainable municipal officers and 
employees. Third, everything that re- 
lates to the methods of city govern- 
ment in dealing with the social, moral, 
educational, criminal, physical and 
commercial or business problems in- 
cident to modern municipal life. 
Fourth, everything in the way of 
measures to prevent crime, graft, cor- 
ruption and inefficiency. 

"In all these lines the National 
Municipal League serves as an effec- 
tive agency first for the ascertain- 
ment, investigation and comparison of 
facts, experiences and views, and sec- 
ondly for the formulation, discussion 
and final recommendation of reliable 
conclusions and valuable information." 


Denis A. McCarthy. 

"Plenty of room for dives and dens 

(glitter and glare of sin); 
Plenty of room for prison . pens 

(gather the criminals in) ; 
Plenty of room for jails and courts 

(willing enough to pay), 
But never a place for the lads to- race 

— no, never a place to play! 

"Plent-- of room for shops and stores 

(Mammon must have the best); 
Plenty of room for the running sores 

that rot in the city's breast! 
Plenty of room for lures that lead 

the hearts of our youth astray; 
But never a cent on playground spent 

— no, never a place to play! 

"Plenty of room for schools and halls, 

plentv of room for art; 
Plenty of room for teas and balls, 

platform, stage and mart 
Proud is the city — she finds a place 

for many a fad to-day; 
But she's more than blind if she fails 

to find a place for the boys to 


"Give them a chance for innocent 

sport, "ive them a chance for 

fun — 
Better a playground plot than a court 

and a jail when the harm is done! 
Give them a chance — if vou stint them 

now, to-morrow you'll have to 

A larger bill for darker ill; so give 

them a place to play!" 


CASH Puts a 
Piano in Your 
Home : : : 

During our Great Remodeling and 
Removal Clearance Sale, Prices 
Radically Reduced. Every Piano 
must find a home at once. We'll 
arrange terms to suit. $3 CASH 
secures the Piano you prefer. 
Look Into This QUICK! 

Lucore Piano Co. 

7th and Hope Opp. P. 0. Block 



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Primary Election August 16, 1010 






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Surveyor General 


Clerk of Supreme Court 


Supt. of Public Instruction 


Superinttendent State Printing 


Board of Equalization (4th Dist.) 


Railroad Commissioner (3rd Dist.) 



United States Senator 


Representative 7th Dist. 



Superior Judges (Three) 





District Attorney 


County Clerk 








Tax Collector 




Public Administrator 


Supt. of Schools 







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34th District 


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38th District 


67th District 


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69th District 


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75th District 
"The emancipation of the Repub- 
lican Party in California from domi- 
nation by the Political Bureau of the 
Southern Pacific Railroad Company 
and its allied interests." — Extracts 
from Lincoln-Roosevelt Republican 
League Declaration of Principles. 

"We are not trying to put the 
corporations out of business, but 
out of politics." 

"The men who debauch and de- 
grade the politics of the Republi- 
can Party are no partisans. Their 
only object is their own gain." 

'.'This fight is rot local. It is 
going on all over the country. II 
is the fight against the system." 


You may want 1o refer to it at the 

Polls August 10. 




I nnd< ■ ir language well — 

Each blossom beamed with life and 

md closer drew 
To whii r. loving words 

Of happiness with ) 

then I caughl them in my arm-. 
Tasped them to my breast; 
-cd and kissed their trembling 
Til 1 was lulled to rest. 

I felt their throbbing heart 'gainst 
mine — 
They thrilled mc through and 
Because the kisses that I gave 
To them were all for you. 

Flora Herrod Wilson. 

IT IS WITH unfeigned regret that 
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Erasmus Wil- 
son are bidding them "adieu" on the 
f their departure for a twelve 
month or more in Europe and the 
Orient, for their handsome residence 
in Cluster place is one of the social 
centers of the city, and its charming 
mistress will be greatly missed from 
tile various club and philanthropic ac- 
tivities in which she has taken a 
prominent part. Mrs. Wilson's flit- 
ting has been the motif for much 
quiet entertaining, and one of the 
smart affairs of today will be a bridge 
of four tables given for her by Mrs. 
W. W. Johnston, Jr., at her home in 
St. James Park. Mrs. Carl Kurtz's 
luncheon a few days ago was also for 
Mr-. Wilson. 

The mid-summer calendar, however, 
will schedule no more beautifully ap- 
pointed events than the bridge lunch- 
and musicale over which Mrs. 
William Irving Hollingsworth pre- 
sided Friday at her home in Lake 
street, when, assisted by Mrs. Mathew 
S. Robertson, she entertained as a 
farewell compliment to Mrs. Wilson, 
who is leaving August 3, and for Mrs. 
W. P. Dunham, who has recently re- 
turned from a four months' trip 
through Europe. 

The occasion, characterized by the 
individuality and perfect artistry which 
always distinguishes Mrs. Hollings- 
worth's hospitality, was arranged with 
"Lohengrin" as its theme, and all the 
appointments were suggestive of this 
Wagnerian opera. The guests, num- 
bering twenty-four, were seated at two 
tables set, the one in the dining room, 
and the other in the adjoining con- 
servatory, and presided over respec- 
tively by Mrs. Hollingsworth and 
Mrs. Robertson. Each was arranged 
to represent the river Scheldt, down 
which Lohengrin sailed to Elsa, the 
effect being secured by mirrors and 
rock grottos with ferns and flowing 
water, and in the center of each was a 
white satin boat overflowing with pink 
and white sweet peas. The favors 
were water lilies and swans, brought 
by the hostess on her return from 
London last year, and the dainty place 
cards, the hand work of Mrs. Robert- 
son, bore phrases from the Swan 
song. During the luncheon hour He- 
bcr Colman, the tenor, sang selec- 
tions from the opera, and when the 
company had adjourned to the music 
room there was a short program by 
Mrs. Robert W'ankowski and Louis 

A feature of this program 
which was a surprise t>> Mrs. Wilson 
was the singing by Mr. Coleman of 
verses written at Christime time 
bj her. "II ■ . which had 

secured through the co-operation of 
Mr. Wilson and without bis wife's 
knowledge, and set to music for this 
occasion by Mrs. J. H. Franklin, ap- 
pear at the luad of this column. 

Prizes for the bridge which fol- 
lowed were exquisitely bound books 
of the opera and a band painted plate 
reproducing a scene from the opera. 

Besides those mentioned, guests 
present were Mrs. Henderson Hay- 
ward. Mrs. William Babcock, Mrs \V. 
W. Johnston. Jr., Mrs. Margaret Stev- 
enson and daughter, Miss Margaret 
Stevenson, of Kansas City, Mrs. Buck- 
ler. Mrs. Oliver P. Bryant, Mrs. Will- 
etts J. Hole, Mrs. Carl Kurtz, Mrs. 
Lyman Stewart, Mrs. W. D. Stephens, 
Mrs. J. H. Vaughn, Mrs. W. G. Hutch- 
ison, Mrs. Frank Walsh, Mrs. Souden, 
Mrs, R. P. Mcjonhston, Mrs. E. A. 
ei i hcrstone, Mrs. C. Q. Stanton, 
Mrs. E. H. Moore, Mrs. Robert Wan- 
kowski and Mrs. E. W. Britt. 

Miss Frieda Peycke has planned a 
charmingly informal affair for this 
afternoon, when she will entertain 
with a roof garden party at the 
Briggs apartments in South Hope 
street, to say "au revoir" to Mr. and 
Mrs. Louis Ernest Dreyfus who are 
leaving tomorrow for San Francisco, 
and sailing August 3 for a trip to 
Honolulu. The company, numbering 
about thirty, will be comnosed largely 
of musicians and personal friends of 
Mr. and Mrs. Dreyfus, and for their 
entertainment the charming hostess 
has provided an original guessing 
contest. Another interesting feature 
will be — but dear me, that is a secret 
and I promised not to tell! Although 
the trip was planned purely for pleas- 
ure and recreation, Mrs. Dreyfus has 
already promised one recital, and the 
many Los Angeles friends who love 
her beautiful contralto voice, are as- 
sured that this one will be followed by 
others before she is allowed to take 
her departure from this wonderland 
of the Pacific. Mr. and Mrs. Dreyfus 
will reach Los Angeles again not later 
than September 7. 

At noon today in Union Avenue 
Methodist church Rev. Will A. Knigh- 
ten will read the marriage service that 
unites Miss Blanche Leonard, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Leonard of 
South Alvarado street, and Sidney J. 
Butler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney 
A. Butler of Coronado street. For 
her wedding Miss Leonard has chos- 
en to wear her going away suit of 
blue tailored cloth, and there are to 
be no attendants. Mr. Leonard will 
give his daughter in marriage. Af- 
ter the ceremony, which is to be wit- 
nessed only by relatives and a few 
intimate friends, a wedding breakfast 
will be served at the Leonard resi- 
dence, covers being laid only for the 
immediate family. Mr. Butler and 
his bride will spend their honeymoon 
at Lake Tahoe. returning td make 
their home in this city where the 
bridegroom is engaged in business, and 
after August will welcome their 
friends at 601 Coronado street. 

parent-, Mt and Mi- K I) List in 
South Pasadena It was 

w a s 

known, tl nig told at 

at the home of 

ling people 

will 1 after their marriage 

lina, where they will ,1 
themselves to missionary work under 
the direction (if the Presbyterian 
church, and at the coming meeting 
of the Presbytery this autumn Mr. 
McKcc is to be ordained. They ex- 
pect to sail for their new field of labor 
early in October. 

Announcemi nl I hursday of the 
marriage of Miss Grace Zerbe, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mr- James H. Zerbe 
ni" New York ami Los Angeles, and 
R. T. Kirkhani of Kansas City, caused 
a flutter of surprise among their 
friends, as the young people had not 
taken anyone into their confidence, 
the engagement even not having been 
announced. Mr. Kirkhani, son of Jo- 
seph Kirkham, a wealthy manufactur- 
ing jeweler of Kansas City, has spent 
some time in Los Angeles this winter 
and spring, and it was here that the 
romance began which culminated in 
the marriage of Wednesday. Mr. and 
Mrs. Kirkham will reside in San Fran- 

-: those « td up 

for the wctl 

Friends who remember with pleas- 
ure "Bobbie" Dempster, who several 
years ago was a factor in the the- 
atrical life of Los Angeles as a mem- 
ber of the Belasco company, will be 
grieved to learn that he was badly in- 
jured a few days ago in an elevator 
accident in Milwaukee where for some 
time he has been playing "leads" at 
one of the theaters. His injuries are 
of so serious a nature that grave 
doubts are expressed as to whether or 
not he is crippled for life. "Bob- 
bie" has many friends in Los Angeles, 
where he was popular socially as well 
as professionally. 

Among the society folks who are 
planning to leave the city during Au- 
gust are the Burton Greens, who have 
made reservations at Idyllwild for the 
month. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Newlin 
and their charming daughter, Miss 
Helen, will also go up early in the 
week for a stay of a month at this 
resort. Mr. and Mrs. William Lacy, 
with their sons and daughter, Miss 
Josephine, have had a cottage there 
since the first week in July and prob- 
ably will remain a little longer, as 
will also their neighbors, Mrs. Charles 
C. Maxom and daughter. Miss Winni- 
fred, who went up at the same time. 
Dr. and Mrs. Frank H. Gordon, Mrs. A. 
B. Barret and son, Robert Jardine, 
with Mrs. Edward F. Bogardus and 
son, John, have formed a congenial 
party there for several weeks and Mrs. 
Walter Lindley and Mrs. Philip Kitch- 
in, with their families, have occupied 
their respective cottages near the 
Bungalow since June. Mrs. Lindley 
is entertaining Miss Julia Monnette. 
Miss Harriett Johnson, a teacher in 
Marlborough Preparatory school, and 
her mother, Mrs. Johnson, are among 
the Angelenos registered at Idyllwild, 
and Miss Gilbreath, also one of the 
teaching staff of the city, is passing 
her vacation there. Trips to San Ja- 
cinto Peak, and the lesser height, Tar- 
quitz, are of frequent occurrence, and 
there are also horse back parties to 
Dark canyon. Fern valley and other 
attractive points, bowling and pool, 
dancing and tennis, for those actively 
inclined. Mr. and Mrs. G. Allan Han- 
cock and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Rule 

Mr. and Mrs. William II. Ho 
arc again occupying their home in 
a three months' 
sojourn in Europe. 

A \. inado in- 

Modini Wood, 

Mr, and Mrs. E. P. Johnson, Miss 

. Miss Florence Wood and Miss 

[Catherine Johnson. 

Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Moore Grigg 
of Gramerey Place are anticipating a 
visit from Mrs. Grigg's sister, Mrs. 
Franklin Campbell of Manilla, 
who with her four little daughters, 
is expected to arrive in a few days. 

As a prenuptial compliment to Miss 
Helen Sevier, whose engagement with 
Walter McCoy of Visalia was re- 
cently announced, Mrs. Paul Bresee 
and Miss Sue Bresee entertained Wed- 
nesday afternoon with a china shower 
at their home in Santee street. 
Among those present to meet Miss 
Sevier were Mrs. J. H. Splangler, Mrs. 
Milton Thompson, Mrs. J. C. Ennor, 
Mrs. A. Langley, Mrs. J. Deardon, 
Mrs. J. T. Parker of Pasadena, Mrs. 
L. J. Williams, Mrs. E. Husted, Mrs. 
G. Moberly, Mrs. D. Dennis, Mrs. E. 
H. Bresee, Mrs. Esther Carpenter of 
Huntington Beach, Mrs. F. Devlin, 
Mrs. J. Hilton, Mrs. H. C. Ciprico, 
Mrs. F. C. Epperson, Mrs. E. Row- 
land, Mrs. Lawrence Sevier, Mrs. M. 
L. Sevier, Mrs. J. T. Riley, Mrs. M. 
Ashworth, Mrs. Harold West, Mrs. J. 
Saunders, Mrs. Charles Dickson of 
Santa Monica, Mrs. Louis Wilson, 
Mrs. Pearl Moore, Miss Martha Un- 
thank, Miss Edith and Miss Marion 
Benton of Ocean Park, Miss Anna 
McNaughton, Miss Ernie Stephens, 
Miss Clara Gher, Miss Ella Dennis, 
Miss Edna Patrick, Miss Mamie Barr, 
Miss Merle Stockton, Miss Alice Rus- 
sell, Miss Jennie Dick, Miss Lulu 
Whitaker, Miss Lena Whitaker, Miss 
Maude Whitaker, Miss Mamie Young, 
Miss Anna Jones, Miss Minnie Dick- 
son, Miss Florence Irish and Miss 
Cora Snyder. Miss Sevier and Mr. 
McKee have chosen August 16th as 
the date for their wedding, which will 
be a home affair, celebrated at the 
family residence of the bride in West 
Twenty-fourth street, to be followed 
by a large reception. 

At the home of the bride's parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson W. Young, in 
Santee street, the marriage of Miss 
Anna Elizabeth Young and Herbert 
Frank Bridges was solemnized Wed- 
nesday evening by Rev. Warren F. 
Day, D. D., pastor emeritus of the 
First Congregational church. The 
ceremony, which was followed by a 
collation, took place in the music 
room and was witnessed by a large 
number of guests. The bride was at- 
tired in a handsome gown of hand 
made fabric over messaline, and wore 
the conventional bridal veil of tulle, 
her flowers being roses and a shower 
of lilies of the valley, Miss Catherine 
and Miss Lucy Young, who attended 
their sister, were gowned alike in silk 
of shell pink and carried roses of 
the same pale tint. Madison Marine, 
college chum of the bridegroom, was 
best man. Miss Helen Power played 
the wedding music, and the duties of 
usher were "in the hands of the bride's 
brothers. Messrs. Nelson Young, Jr., 
and Alan W. Young. Following a trip 
through the South Mr. and Mrs. 
Bridges will make their home in 

An approaching marriage of more 
than local interest is that of Miss 
Augusta List and Samuel McKee, 
which is announced to take place Sep- 
tember 16th at the home of the bride's 

Europe, Alaska, Honolulu, Japan, China, Around the World 

We are agents for the Pacific Mail, Alaska Steamship Co North 
German Lloyd, Cunard. Hamburg American, Red Star, White Star and 
all Steamship Lines. Passports issued. 

German American Savings Bank 

D. F. Robertson, Manager Steamship Dept., Spring & Fourth Sts., L. A. 



Sierra Madre. The bridegroom is an 
attorney of this city, and the only 
son of Mrs. S. J. Bridges of West 
Twenty-seventh street, while his bride, 
a musician and a charming girl, came 
with her family from New York five 
years ago. 

One of the most cordially feted of 
the mid-summer visitors is Mrs. John 
Kohler Marsh of Omaha, who is the 
guest of her mother Mrs. Fredcick 
L. Goldsborough in Wesley avenue, 
who entertained a few days ago with 
a daintily appointed luncheon and 
whist for her daughter. The visitor 
before her marriage was Miss Gladys 
Marsh, and among the girlhood 
friends who are entertaining in her 
honor are Mrs. Thomas S. Milburn, 
Mrs. Adelaide MacGregor and Mrs. 
Richard Grienlow. 

Mrs. W. I. Hollingsworth and chil- 
dren will leave early in the week for 
San Francisco, where thev have re- 
served a suite of apartments at the 
Fairmont, and where they will remain 
for several weeks. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Perry Story 
of West Sixth street motored up to 
San Francisco last week and are reg- 
istered at the Palace. 

Miss Maude Austin of El Paso is 
the house guest of Mrs. C. Q. Stan- 
ton of Whittier street. The Stantons 
are occupying their Hermosa Beach 
cottage for a few weeks. 

Mrs. E. P. Bryan and daughters, 
Mrs. L. T. Bradford and Miss Minnie 
Bryan, are again occupying their 
home in Westmoreland Place after an 
extended visit in the north. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Doheny and 
Mr. and Mrs. J. Crampton Anderson 
are located for the remainder of the 
summer at Ocean Park, where they 
are occupying the Doheny cottage. . 

Mrs. C. F. Harrington and chil- 
dren of St. Louis are guests at the 
Fair Oaks avenue home of Mrs. Z. 
L. Parmalee in South Pasadena. Mrs. 
Harrington will be remembered by 
Los Angeles friends as Miss Estella 
Messenger, whose former home was 
in this city. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Wartelle have 
announced the engagement of their 
daughter, Miss Frances, and H. B. 
Winchester, the wedding to take place 
in the early autumn. 

Mrs. Fred Bennett who, accom- 
panied by her small son, for three 
weeks has been the house guest of 
Mrs. Guy Eddie of West Avenue 59, 
left Monday for the north, planning 
to visit friends in San Francisco be- 
fore returning to her home in Chico. 

companied by their daughter, Miss 
Virginia, and son, James, who re- 
turned recently from a four months' 
sojourn in Europe have, gone to 
Ocean Park for the summer, and are 
occupying a cottage on Thornton ave- 
nue and Ocean Front. 

Miss Clara Leonardt, Miss Sophia 
Kubach, Miss Anna McDerrnott. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Newberry left 
Saturday last for the Atlantic coast 
and a visit to the Old World, during 
which they will tour Great Britain, 
Germany, France and Italy. 

Dr. and Mrs. E. O. Palmer of Hol- 
lywood left a few days ago with a 
party of Angelenos for an extended 
trip which is planned to include the 
Yellowstone and Alaska. Others in 
the party were Mrs. J. McMillan, Miss 
Elmina McMillan, Mrs. L. E. Arnold, 
Miss Adelaide Bindley, Mrs. E. H. 
Welty, Miss Emily C. Smith, Miss 
E. L. McDonald, Messrs. Thomas 
Crane, Charles Doity. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Murray of 
Carondolet street have formally an- 
nounced the engagement of their 
daughter, Miss Mabel, and George A. 
J. Howard, cashier of Los Angeles 
Hibernian Savings Bank of Los An- 
geles. The wedding is to take place 
during August. 

A pleasant affair of last week was 
the informal musicale given Saturday 
by Mrs. Carol English Elliott, former- 
ly of Oakland, who with Mr. Elliott, 
has come to Los Angeles to reside 
and taken a bungalow in Avenue 66. 
Mrs. Elliott has a contralto voice of 
which friends say delightfully pleasant 
things, and her coming has added one 
more to the social and musical con- 
tingent of the city. Among those 
present were Mrs. Hennion Robinson, 
Mrs. Norman Robinson, Mrs. Hug- 
gins, Mrs. George Ragland, Mrs. 
Dave McCune, Mrs. Bryson, Mrs. 
Ashley, Mrs. and Miss Butterfield, and 
Mrs. Cox. 

Miss Ethel Keyes and Miss Juanita 
Rogers were heard in a song recital 
recently at Miss Keyes' home in East 
Avenue 33, entertaining between forty 
and fifty guests. Mrs. Estelle Heartt 
Dreyfus accompanied the young wom- 
en, who are her pupils. 

Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Tolhurst have 
reached Lucerne on their world tour, 
and Mrs. Tolhurst writes from this 
canton in the heart of Switzerland to 
Los Angeles friends of a delightful 
trip. They expect to reach Los An- 
geles about the middle of September. 

Mrs. Cora Freeman, one of the 
teachers in the city schools, is spend- 
ing a part of her vacation in the 
Hawaii trip, and was -one of a party 
sailing from San Francisco Wednes- 

, Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Silverwood, 
who returned in June from an ex- 
tended absence in the Old World, are 
making Los Angeles their headquar- 
ters this summer, and taking runs to 
nearby points at the -mountains and 
seashore in their new Premier 60 car. 
The week end was spent at Arrow- 
head. Santa Barbara is to be the ob- 
jective point of a trip soon, and a lit- 
tle later the staying qualities of the 
new machine will be tried on a run 
to San Francisco. 

One of the pleasantly informal af- 
fairs of the week was the box party 
given Monday night at the Burbank 
by Mr. and Mrs. C. Modini-Wood, 
who entertained for Mrs. McLanahan 
and Miss McLanahan, who are here 
from San Francisco. After the thea- 
tre supper was served for twelve at 
the beautiful Wood residence in St. 
James Park. 

Mrs. George Mclntyre is entertain- 
ing as house guest at her home in 
South Alvarado street, Mrs. Harry 
Kay of Phoenix, Ariz., who is leaving 
early in August for a visit to the 
Orient. For her guest Mrs. Mclntyre 
entertained with bridge Tuesday, 
among those present being Mrs. E. 
G. Fruhling, Mrs. Edward Rowe, Mrs. 
Robert Schroeter, Mrs. A. E. Hough- 
telin. Mrs. M. J. Hutchinson, Mrs. 
Frank Ryan and her guest, Mrs. C. R. 
Elliott of Seattle; Mrs. John R. 
Prince, Mrs. Leroy K. Daniel, Mrs. 
Neal K. Taylor, Mrs. H. O. Wilson, 
Mrs. Frederick C. Silent, Mrs. M. E. 
Johnson, Mrs. Lee Bancroft and Miss 
Gertrude Adams. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Dunham, ac- 

In compliment to Miss Emmie 
Luentzel friends entertained Tuesday 
with a matinee at the Orpheum, fol- 
lowed by tea at the Alexandria. The 
guests, all members of a club to which 
Miss Luentzel belongs, included Mrs. 
C. B. McCann, Miss Mary C. McCann, 
Miss Ethel Dubbs. Miss Marie Nolan, 
Miss Katherine Nolan, Miss Helen 
Updegraf, Miss Mary Cordary, Miss 
Adelaide Smith, Miss Julia Smith, 

Miss Blanche Leonard and Sidney 
Butler were special guests at a thea- 
tre party given by Mr. and Mrs. Jo- 
seph Allison Galbraith, Monday even- 
ing, entertaining informally with sup- 
per afterward at their home in La 
Salle avenue. Others enjoying, the de- 
lightful hospitality of the Galbraith 
home were Mr. and Mrs. Randolph 
Bartlett, Mr. and Mrs. George Hazard, 
Miss Teddy Brown and Guy Rusch. 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Eddie enter- 
tained informally with whist Tuesday 
evening at their charming new home 
in West Avenue 59, having as guests 
members of a neighborhood card 
club. Those participating in the 
games included Mr. and Mrs. A. A. 
Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. James Riggins, 
Mr. and Mrs. Vance, Mr. and Mrs. 
Benjamin Kirby, Mr. and Mrs. Bon- 
bright, Mr. and Mrs. Cist, Mr. and 
Mrs. C. W. Smith, Mrs. M. T. Park, 
Mrs. Gruenthal, Miss Smith, Miss 
Park, Archibald Park. 

Judge and Mrs. J. W. McKjnley are 
planning an extended outing at Peli- 
can Lake, Ore., for which they will 
leave August 1, accompanied by their 
son, Wilfred. 

Miss Leah Phillips, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. A. A. Phillips of Pasadena 
avenue, Highland Park, left a few 
days ago for a month in the east, re- 
maining until the fall term opens at 
Occidental. During her absence from 
Los Angeles she will visit friends in 
Chicago and Kansas City. 

Captain and Mrs. Cameron Erskine 
Thom will open their Santa Monica 
cottage this summer, the first time in 
several seasons, ^oing down early in 

Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bonbright are 
in Santa Barbara for a week or ten 
days, pending extensive alterations in 
their home in West Avenue 57. 

Among a party of Angelenos leav- 
ing last Saturday for a trip to Alaska 
were Miss Marie Rose Mullen, Miss 
Charlotte Workman, Miss Edith Kirk- 
patrick. Miss Minnie Allen and Miss 
May Allen. The party sailed on the 
Bever for San Francisco, and will 
visit Seattle and other points of inter- 
est en route, expecting to be away 
about a month. 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Dudley Emery 
of West Fifth street are in San Fran- 
cisco, en route to the Yosemite where 
they will stay a fortnight. Dr. 
Emery will then leave for six months 
in Europe and Mrs. Emery will re- 
turn to Los Angeles. 

A cable to the Steamship Depart- 
ment, German-American Savings 
Bank, announces the safe arrival at 
Yokohama, Japan, Saturday, July 23, 
of the following Angelenos, who left 
this city July 2, on a tour around the 
world: Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Het- 
zel. Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Deubell, Mr. 
and Mrs. J. E. Cutler Miss Veda Tol- 
chard H. Hanlon, Miss Liia Glass- 
cock, Miss J. Williamson, Miss Haidee 
Glasscock, Miss Emma Markell, Miss 
C. Young, W. Bristol and E. S. Bar- 

Rev. A. C. Smithers, Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph Rubo, Mr. and Mrs. Walter 
James and Mr. and Mrs. William 
Clark, will leave on the S. S. Jeffer- 
son August 10 for an extended tour 
through Alaska, under the auspices of 
the Steamship Department, German- 
American Savings Bank. 

Hotel Potter Notes 

The golf tournament to be held at 
the Potter Country Club links next 
month is the incentive for very keen 
practice on the links. The San Fran- 

cisco golf enthusiasts held the first 
of a series of a tournament to be 
given in preparation for the big meet. 

There were thirty-four entries in the 
tournament for the golf sweepstake 
played without handicap, the winners, 
Mrs. McEnnery and Henry Breeden, 
scoring 42. The second prize was 
won by Mrs. W. S. Porter and Mr. 
Dutton, scoring 51; the third by Mrs. 
James Robinson and Knox Maddox 
with a score of 53. 

Those taking part in the tournament 
were Miss Julia Langhoren and Tem- 
pleton Croicer, Miss Marion Newhall 
and Mr. Frulinhnisen, Mrs. Nelson 
and Gordon Tevis, Miss O'Connor 
and Mr. McNear, Mrs. Porter and Mr. 
Dutton, Mrs. McNear and Rev. D. M. 
Crabtree, Mrs. James Robinson and 
Knox Maddox, Mrs. Winship and Mr. 
Porter, Mrs. Oethout and Mr. Field, 
Mrs. Dutton and Mr. Welch, Mrs. 
Henry Breeden and Mr. Winship, 
Miss McEnnery and Henry Breeden, 
Mrs. Pringle and Mr. McEnnery, Mrs. 
Winslow and Mr. May, Miss Mc- 
Laughlin and Mr. Casey, Miss Case> 
and Mr. L. Tevis. 

Mrs. McNear and Templeton Crok- 
er won the mixed forsome. Mrs. Por- 
ter and Mr. Dutton tied for second 
place with Mrs. Sidebotham and Mr. 
Breeden. In the play off Mrs. Side- 
botham and Mr. Breeden won. 

Mrs. Frank Deering arranged a 
pretty entertainment for the children 
at the Potter Hotel recently, enter- 
taining with a party for her little 
daughter, Francesca, who celebrated 
her sixth birthday. As the little peo- 
ple gathered for lunch they appeared 
solemn and comically impressed with 
the necessity of proper deportment. 
However, the gravity quickly disap- 
peared when they caught sight of the 
big pink birthday cake with the 
lighted tapers and the pretty favors 
at every plate. After luncheon they 
trooped to the ball room and frolicked 
away the rest of the afternoon in danc- 
ing. The young guests were Marie 
and Florence Welch, Barbara and Bet- 
tie Pierce, Yvonne Harley, Marian 
Pringel, George Newhall, George and 
Clarence Pope, Eddy McNear, Albert 
Miller, Dillon Winship, Stacy Pierce, 
Everett Smith, Deming and Janpelt 

Miss Jennie Croker who has been 
north for a week or two, to attend 
the dog show where several of her 
pets were exhibited, has returned 
to the Potter, where she is a wel- 
come addition to the San Francisco 
coterie summering at the Potter. 

Among prominent guests at the 
Potter are Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Thomp- 
son of Paris, France. They are ac- 
companied by their maid and will re- 
main for several weeks. 

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Coleman and 
Miss Janet Coleman of San Francisco 
are staying at the Potter. Miss Janet 
will be a welcome addition at all the 
festivities now being enjoyed by the 
younger people who have flocked to 
Santa Barbara from the north. 


M. A. Milbach, of the Ville de Paris, 
has recently returned from an extend- 
ed European business trip. London, 
Paris, Brussels and other fashion cen- 
ters were visited and the 'latest crea- 
tions in costumes, millinery, dress 
trimmings, laces, jewelry and lingerie 
were secured for the "Ville's" fall 

"And have you told your father, my 
own?" inquired he. "Well," she re- 
plied, "to a certain extent, yes. I told 
him that I was engaged, but I did 
not tell him to whom. Poor father 
is not strong." — London Globe. 



VirginU Harned in "Tanqueray" 

This week tl. had 

10 decide 

for hi "The 


as th< liffcr, it is up to the 

layman to arri\ con- 


to the doctors differing, here is 
a quotation from William Winter, re 
d to printable length; speaking of 
"Camille," "Iris," "Tanqueray" and 

should be prohibited 
and prevented. They never have done 
even the slightest wood and have 
wrought a proi amount of evil. 

They are bad in morals, had in taste 
and had in s 

"Whoever wishes to produce a 
us and deleterious play is free 
to do so and unfortunately he will re- 
ceive a measure of public support and 
newspaper commendation while he 
who ventures to protest will be as- 
sailed as a fossil. 'Strong' these 
rancid pieces certainly are; but so is 
an onion or a polecat." 

On the other hand, Lewis Strang, 
in his essays on the stage, says: "The 

Will M. Cressy, Orpheum Next Week 

question is not one of morals. There 
never was a more moral play written 
than 'The Second Mrs. Tanqueray.' 
Nor is it a question of the technique 
of play writing. Pinero's construc- 
tion is admirable in every way, a con- 
stant source of the keenest pleasure. 
But his ethics and his judgment of 
what really constitutes a strong, in- 
tense, and inspiring drama do need 

So, there you are. 

Mrs. Tanqueray is a rather unpleas- 
ant character with a past; her step- 
daughter, who assists in the family 
troubles, is a rather unpleasantly good 
character with a future. With the 
clash of these two natures the play is 
made. The elder woman is ostracized 
for her past, but seeks the love of the 
daughter — and this is refused. 

It can not be said that the play is 
a pleasant one. A person would hard- 
ly want to sit through it for itself — 
but with Virginia Harned at the head 
of the bill there is an attraction not 
to be overlooked. 

She is supported by a company of 
the same generous metal and the re- 
sult is a well balanced performance. 
Added to Miss Harned's company is 
Florence Oberle who has a good role, 
though not long, and carries it clever- 
ly, and in this case her good looks are 

s of make- 

W. l- t, 

With the Player-folk at the Burbank 
Comedy, mirth provoking and 

ing the label. "Made in Germany," is 

the attraction at the Burbank tin- 
week, where the stock company is 
producing Sidney Rosefeld' 

tion of "At the White Horse Tavern." 

If I wire asked to gue-s — which by 
the by. has not happened — under what 
incentive White Horse Tavern was 
written. I should hazard that the au- 
thor arose from the dinner table one 
evening to find himself confronted bj 
an idle hour that promised to hang 
heavily on his hands, and after a few 
moments of lazily watchin- the smoke 
rings curl upward from his Havana, 
durino- which he hesitated between the 
attractions of the couch and a Morris 
chair, sauntered into his den casually 
remarking, "Believe I'll write a play — 
misht as well." 

Mr. Author also w-as evidently 
"some" at chess, for the pleasant 
story moves forward with almost mili- 
tary precision, incident and quip and 
transparently complicated complica- 
tion advancing promptly to their al- 
lotted positions up to the point of the 
climax when every one else* happily 
checkmates the king, and he looses 
the game. One can quite picture said 
author giving the first ten minutes of 
his hour to working out the plot by 
means of pawn and castle and knight. 

Reaching a Los Angeles audience 
via Rosefeld and the Burbank, this ef- 
fort is transmuted into a nonsensical 
trifle light as air, and full of laughter 
as a nut is of meat. The audience is 
spirited away to a tavern in the Aus- 
trian AIns, invited to remain a week, 
and while there is introduced to Jo- 
sepha, mistress of the tavern, charm- 
ingly portrayed by Marjorie Rambeau: 
Leopold, head waiter, in the person of 
David Hartford: Loidl, a professional 
beggar, a part done to a turn bv Dan 
Bruce, who presents a bit of charac- 
ter work that is rarely clever; there 
is also the usual corps of waiters and 
other stage furniture. 

The ideal quiet of the scene is dis- 
turbed bv the whistle of a river steam- 
boat, and there enter a crowd of sum- 
mer tourists, chief among the passen- 
gers, 'though invisible, being that 
arrant rogue, Dan Cupid, who at once 
assumes control — after this there is 
something doing every minute, for 
Cupid holds all the cards and his 
puppets dance at his pleasure. In his 
machinations he is unconsciously and 
most unwillingly assisted bv one Wil- 
liam Giesecke of Berlin, a lamp man- 
ufacturer, whose troubles are inter- 
preted by John W. Burton. And here 
is a strange thing — 

Throughout the evening one 
watches the little play with quiet en- 
joyment, laughing at every other line, 
according to the annotations in the 
author's copy, and knowing all the 
while subconsciously that it is a make 
believe kindly presented by these 
good friends, the stage folks, for our 
entertainment. But the following 
morning, and the next and the next, 
when memories of "At the White 
Horse Taxern" are summoned for 
judgment, the living, breathing pres- 
ence of Giesecke occupies the center 
of the stage, a figure for which every 
one and every thincr else only serves 
as a background. That is not sa 
either, that there was anything lack- 
ing in Jack Belerave's Professor Hin- 
zelman, who with his charming daugh- 
ter, travels every fourth summer: nor 
with David Landau's Frederick Sied- 

ler, the Berlin ,ith Hart- 

with Loidl 

larming as 

.Int.. n, tin- girl win. lisp,, 
and v 
maturely bald Arthur 

gently by Harm..,, \; 

More than hinting in opportune 
moments at broad farce, touched 
delicately here and there bv some- 
thing distantly related to p 
the \\ Horsi ravei n" ,* pi, 

ir and good to 
that is sweet and clean, and leaves no 

it ow 11 taste iii tin- n m 

M \ I l; 


"Billj ." .1 pi i sen ed al th, B. 
this week, is —a rarely ridiculou 
based upon the loss of four false teeth 
on an Atlantic coast steamer en 
lo Havana. The loser is Billy Mar- 
graves, a college boy, who has been 
relieved of his own teeth in a football 
game and whose consequent agonized 
sensitiveness heightens the fun when 
his cherished plate is knocked out of 
his mouth onto the promenade deck, 
leaving Billy a distracted wretch with 
cavernous mouth and lisping, mushy 
utterance. Bi'ly's lisp, as rendered by 
Richard Vivian, is irresistable of it- 
self, and it likewise creates situations 
by rendering him unable to explain 
away the misconception of him which 
his rival has instilled into the minds 
of his sweetheart and her mother (who 
are also voyaging to Havana) without 
revealing his toothlessness. After en- 
joying screaming adventures, Billy's 
teeth are auctioned off to amuse the 
passengers, going to their owner for 
the tidy sum of one thousand dollars, 
the competing bidder being Billy's 
rival, who wants them because he 
thinks they are the missing molars 
of his sweetheart's mother. Billy has 
the old lady's teeth himself, however, 
having filched them through the win- 
dow of her stateroom during the 

night, hop i i, that 

nto his or 

so he hands them over, getting the 

credit : chivalry, 

his officious rival. It is all deli.', 
funny, and the play upon word 
suiting from the mystery shrouding 
Billy's football injury is continuous, 
ng the audience at the highest 
pitch of mirth. 

This cleverly written comedy re- 
ceives the most handling by 

the Belasco company Richard Vivian 
tpital as the afflicted youth, and he 
is ably seconded by Miss Beth Taylor, 
whose work in the role of Billys so- 
licitous but trouble-creating sisti 
sheer joy, being touched with tin- 
artistry of a real comedienne. Charles 
Ruggles docs a seasick hit well, while 
Miss Ida Lewis as the old lady, and 
all the others, are interesting. 

Dorothy Russell Lewis. 

Orpheum Next Week 

The new headline act at the Or- 
pheum next week is Loie Lull, r's 
"Ballet of Light," which was seen at 
the Metropolitan opera house, New 
York, and the Boston grand opera 
house, last winter. In the act are a 
dozen beauties, all of whom, in the 
draperies of the Greek maidens, do a 
series of posture dances or groupings. 
The electrical effects are a feature of 
the act. 

Will M. Cressy and Blanche Dayne 
return for a fortnight, before their 
around-the-world tour. Mr. Cressy's 
play, "Grasping an Opportunity," will 
be their first week's offering.- 

The Morati Opera company will be 
the musical feature, presenting an en- 
tire tabloid opera, "The Mardi-Gras 
in Paris." The dainty little operetta 
has interpolated into its plot arias 
from several of the standard musical 
works, and tells a consistent story, 
something along the lines of "Pag- 

A pony, a dog and a performing ele- 
phant go to make up the other act — 


Third and Main. 
Tables Reserved 


Nine Star Performers — Four Events. 

Refined Vaudeville 3:00 to 5:30 

6:00 to 8:00 

8:30 to 10:00 

10:30 to 12:30 

Business Men's Lunch Club Lunch, Main Dining Room 

Grill Downstairs, 40c. 11:30 to 2:00, 50c. 

OUR SPECIAL Dinner, including wine $1.00 

An Orchestra Program at Lunch and Tea 

Main Street 
Near Sixth 


Beginning Matinee Sunday July 31 


Special engagement -of Percy Bron-s-on, formerly with Kolb & Dill. 
First appearance with the Burbank company of Peter Lang, of the origi- 
nal Bostonians. Special big chorus of 40 voices. Pretty Girls. Catchy 
music. Prices 25, 50. 75c. Matinees Saturday an d Sunday. 10. 25, 50c. 

Near Ninth 



and her brilliant company including 
Prices 25, -50, 75c, $1. Matinees Wednesday and Saturday, 25, 50, 




Matinee (very Diy Both Phones 1447 
Matinee. 10c. 25c. 50c 
Night. 10c. 25c. 50c. 75c 
Beginning Monday Matinee August 1 

"The Ballet of Light" 

Loie Fuller's company. 
Cressy & Dayne 

"Grasping an Opportunity" 
Morati Opera Co. 

"Mardi-Gras in Paris" 
?? De Lion ?? 

2 hands and 12 billiard 

Five Olympiers 

Human Statuary- 
White & Simmons 

"The Band Wagon" 
Capt. Gruber's Co. 

Equestrian Review. 
Annabelle Whitford 

"The Brinkley Girl" 

Orpheum Motion Pictures 



presented by Capt. Maxmillion Gruber 
and Miss Adelina. "Miss Minnie," 
the pachyderm, is the stellar part of 
the stunt, which comes from Ger- 

Annebelle Whitford, the "Brinkley" 
girl, the Olympiers, White & Sim- 
mons and DeLion remain, and new 
motion pictures complete the bill. 

Annette Kellerman, the ''perfect 
woman," comes during August. 

Levy Cafe Chantant Bill 

The singing of Suzanne Rocamora 
has gained for her a host of admirers 
since her arrival. Her work is clean 
cut and lacking in appeal to the gal- 
lery. Next week she promises songs 
as dainty and popular as her inter- 
pretation of "The Silvery Moon" 
proved last week. 

The Florence Trio each week 
change their program numbers giving 
selections for solo and trio work from 
the standard operas. This is their 
third week and owing to Eastern 
bookings they will have but one more 
week here. 

The impersonations and eccentric 
dancing of the Flynn & McLaughlin 
duo is one of the best acts yet seen 
at the cafe. Their work is novel, par- 
ticularly in the Indian characters. 

The three newcomers will be so- 
prano, baritone and contralto of the 
Gray Trio. Their work makes its par- 
ticular appeal through the rendition 
of popular ditties. 


For her third week at the Majestic 
theatre, Miss Virginia Harned will 
give "Iris," an emotional drama by 
Arthur Wing Pinero. Miss Harned 
starred in this part for two seasons 
in the east. Her leading man, Wil- 
liam Courtenay, will have a big part 
in the production. The story of the 
play briefly, is this: 

Iris Bellamy, a young widow, is 
prevented from remarrying by a dis- 
inheriting clause in her late husband's 
will. She loves a poor young man,, 
and promises to marry him on his re- . 
turn from British Columbia where he 
goes in search of fortune. Then the 
trustee of her late husband's estate 
turns defaulter, and Iris finds herself 
penniless. A second suitor, rich and 
unscrupulous, appears upon the scene, 
and leaves her a blank check book. 
She refuses to accept this at first, but 
finally, to aid another helpless woman, 
uses some of the money. She then 
goes to Italy, the rich suitor follow- 
ing. He saves her when she is in dire 
need, and finally she agrees to return 
to England with him. Iris' former 
suitor then arrives, hears her piteous 
story, and leaves in disgust. Her rich 
companion hears their conversation, 
and turns Iris out of doors after a 
terrific scene in which he goes into a 
perfect fury of anger, breaking up the 
furniture in his rage. 

said to be due for a surprise when 
they hear her. The entire Burbank 
company will be seen in the cast, 
making an attractive theatrical offer- 
ing for the hot weather. 


The George M. Cohan musical 
comedy "Little Johnny Jones" will be 
the Burbank theater attraction for the 
week beginning with the Sunday mat- 

Percy Bronson, the young juvenile 
actor and singer who was with the 
Kolb and Dill company when it was 
at the Majestic a short time ago, has 
been specially engaged to play the 
part of Johnny Jones, the jockey. 

Peter Lang, the new comedian of 
the Burbank company, formerly a 
member of "The Bostonians," will 
make his first appearance in this piece, 
playing the elephantine comedy role, 
"The Unknown." 

A special chorus has been drilling 
for tw r o weeks to get the proper 
amount of snap and swing into the 
catchy music, and these two score of 
singers will be among the features of 
this production. 

Miss Marjorie Rambeau will ap- 
pear in a new role, that of a prima 
donna soprano, and her friends ar'e 


"The Great John Ganton" will have 
its first stock production at the Be- 
lasco theater next week, with William 
Yerance in the role of John Ganton 
and the other members of the organi- 
zation in the contributing parts. "The 
Great John Ganton" served George 
Fawcett for starring purposes last 
year and the play was given here un- 
der Shubert management at the Audi- 

The' play was made over for stage 
purposes by Hartley Manners from 
Arthur Jerome Eddys novel, "Ganton 
& Co.," and the Belasco players have 
had the benefit of Mr. Eddy's personal 
assistance in preparing the play for its 
local production. 

John Ganton is the biggest of the 
Chicago stock yard operators. Fie is 
a hard headed business man whose be- 
lief is that business should and must 
come before everything else and even 
when the happiness of his son is in 
question this unyielding, all-conquer- 
ing business man puts the dollars and 
cents column before his eyes and can 
see nothing else. Ganton is said to 
be a well drawn character sketch of 
one of the biggest meat packers in 
the world, although Mr. Eddy, the au- 
thor, confesses that he had no one 
man in mind when writing the book. 
Ganton is just typical, perhaps, of the 
big business men of Chicago who have 
been brought up to regard the maxim 
that "business is business" as vastly 
better than the Golden Rule or any- 
thing of the sort. 

Following "The Great John Gan- 
ton" the Belasco company will pre- 
sent for the first time in this city 
Lillian Russell's play of last season, 
"The Widow's Might." 


Prof. Heinrich Von Stein and Mrs. 
Von Stein left Thursday for New 
York on their annual vacation trip 
which this year will only last two 
weeks, and which on the part of the 
genial head of the Von Stein Aca- 
demy of Music, will be devoted large- 
ly to the business of engaging several 
piano teachers for the strengthening 
of the staff at the academy the coming 
year. The faculty concert with which 
Von Stein Academy closed its cur- 
rent year Wednesday night in Gamut 
auditorium was of unusual interest, 
being largely of academic selections 
of the pre-Wagnerian school. 

"Symphonie Militaire" (Hayden) 
for two pianos was presented by Miss 
Julie Von Stein, Mrs. Maybelle Lewis- 
Case, Miss Christine Battelle and Miss 
Erma Pritchard: Mrs. W. J. Kirk- 
patrick sang "Delight" (Luckstone), 
and "Joy of the Morning" (Ware); 
Miss Elsa Grosser, violinist, played 
"Ballade and Polonaise" (Vieux- 
templ; Miss Christine Battelle was 
heard at the piano in "Widmung" 
(Schumann-Liszt). "Etude in F Ma- 
jor" (Chopinl, "Barcarolle" (Rubin- 
stein"), and "Gnomenreigen"; Wenzel 
Kopta, with Professor Von Stein ac- 
companying, played four movements 
of Beethoven's F Major Sonata, Op. 
24. for violin and piano, and afterward 
delighted his hearers with a Tschai- 
kowsky Canzonetta, Dvorak's "Hum- 
oreske," and Spiess's "Elfentanz"; a 
group of songs bv T. L. Catherwood, 
and the Liszt Rhapsodie No. 2 by 
Miss Von Stein, Mrs. Case, Miss 

Battelle and Miss Pritchard, com- 
pleted the program. 

At the conclusion of the Beethoven 
sonata Mr. Von Stein was presented 
with a handsome silver loving cup 
from the faculty and students of the 

The Jester's Bells 


Poor Algernon made bold to eat 

A piece of ordinary pie; 
It brought him misery complete, 

He almost thought that he would 

Clarinda, on the other hand. 

When it was ninet" in the shade, 
Ate chocolates which she said were 
And washed them down with lemo 

She took ice cream w-ith syrup pink 
Until there was no keeping count; 

She quite exhausted, people think, 
The menu at the soda fount. 

With salted almonds she made free, 
She swallowed pickles by the score. 

A salad she effaced with glee, 
And then serene'-' ordered more. 

Now why does na.ture thus contrive 
The boasted strength of man to 
Why does Clarinda thus survive, 

; t„ Algernon is down and out? 
— Washington Star. 

If a bribe is offered "ou, 

Promptly spurn it; 
If volt write a thing untrue, 

Better burn it; 
If vou ever go amiss 

And in stealing seek for bliss, 
Should you merely steal a kiss. 

Best return it — Judg 

Gen. Stewart L. 'Woodford has a 
uninne wav of avoiding after-dinner 
sneaking- when called on at a late 
hour. "I always have a speech ready 
for impromptu delivery when I am 
called on unaware," he says. "But I 
hesitate to deliver it. I delivered it 
in St. Petersburg durinar the reign of 
the uncle of the nresent Czar, and the 
next morning his Tmnerial Maiesty 
was assassinated. I delivered it in 
Madrid and war 'broke out soon after- 
ward between S"ain and the United 
States. I gave it in German-"- and the 
American insurance companies were 
ex-nelled from the Fatherland. The 
last occasion on which I delivered it 
in this country was followed by .the 
nanic of 1907. Ynu can understand 
wnv I hesitate to deliver it to-night." 
— New York Times. 

The auctioneer held up a nattered 
fiddle. "What am I offered for this 
antinne violin?" he pathenticallv in- 
quired. "I ook it over. See the blessed 
fmerer marks of remorseless time. Note 
the stains of the hnrrving years. To 
the merrv notes of this fine old instru- 
ment the brocaded dames of fair 
Franc rnav have danced the minuet 
in p-litterin- Versailles. Perhans the 
vestM viroins marched lo its stirring 
rhvthms in the feasts of Lu^ercalia. 
For it bears an abrasion — perhans a 
touch of fire. Whv. this may have 
h°en the ve r fiddle on w^ich Nero 
n ^ , ' pf1 when Rome burned." Thirty 
rents." ciid a >-ed nosed man in the 
front row. "It's vour = '" ~ r ied the 
auctioneer r-heerfnll-" "What next?' 
— St. Paul Pioneer Press. 

the force was out. The telephone rang 
vigorously several times and he at 
last decided it ought to be answered. 
He walked over to the instrument, 
took down the receiver, and put his 
mouth to the transmitter, just as he 
•had .seen others do. "Hillo!" he 
called. "Hello!' answered the voice 
at the other end of the line. "Is this 
eight-six-one-five-nine?" "Aw, g'wan! 
Phwat d' ye tink Oi am? A box car?" 
— Ladies' Home Journal. 

After a short rest and a deep think 
the hungry one knocked at the door 
of the tenth house. "Madame, can you 
let a rmnPTv man have a bite to eat? 
I don't think ->'Ou can, thou™h," he 
said. The woman opened her ears. 
"Why can't I?" she innuired. "The 
woman next door said you didn't have 
enough for yourself." He got his 
meal. — Pittsburg Gazette. 

"I see vou employ a number of old 
men." "I do." "How old are they?" 
"Too old to be interested in canoeing, 
or mandolins, or race horses, or girls, 
or tennis. That makes them fine for 
work." — Washington Flerald. 

"Was your husband kind to you 
during vour illness?" "Koind? Ah, 
indade, mum! Moike was more loike 
a neighbor thon a husband." — Life. 

Lady Shopper — I am looking for a 
suitable Christmas present for a. gen- 

Clerk — What is your friend's occu- 

Ladv Shower — He is an undertaker. 

Clerk— An undertaker. Let me show 
you a nice berrv set. — Boston Tran- 

Tattered Terrv — There goes a kind 
man. The last time I went to him I 
didn't have a cent, and he gave me all 
he could. 

Weary Walter— What was that? 

Tattered Terry — Thirt" davs. — 

"I wouldn't trust myself in India," 
said the unmarried man. "Afraid, of 
wild beasts?" asked the Benedict. 
"Not a bit; but I see there are 26,- 
000,000 widows in India!" — Yonkers 

"We keep our own cow," exnlained 
the hostess proudly. "So we're sure 
of our milk." "Well," interrupted the 
small son of the guest, setting down 
his cup, "somebody's stung you with 
a sour cow." — Toledo Blade. 

Poet — Here, sir,, is a poem which 
came to me in the middle of the nicht. 

Editor, handing it back — I would 
advise you to keen a liMit burn-in"- and 
a club beside your bed. — Boston 

Do you believe that music prevents 
crime?" "To a certain extent," re- 
plied Mr. Sinnick. "When a man 
keeps both hands and his breath busv 
with a cornet, -ou know he can't be 
-icking "kets, attemnting homicide, 
or slanderi"~ his nei~'-bors." — Wash- 
in~to.n Star. 

"Yes," said -^oung Mrs. Torkins, 
"I am sure our garden is going tu 
be a success." 

"So soon?" 

"Yes, the chickens have tasted 
everything, and they are nerfectlv 
enthusiastic." — Washington Star. 

Patrick, Intel-"- over, was working in 
the yards of a railroad. One dav he 
hannened to be in the yard office when 

Blanchard Hall Studio Building 

Devoted exclusively to Music, Art, 
Science. Studios and Halls for all 
purposes for rent. Largest studio 
building in the West. For terms 
and all information apply to 
233 S. Broadway, 232 S. Hill St. Los Angeles, Cal. 




An indexed review of all action by Council, Board of Public Works, Commissions and Officials, relating to property 
improvement or of general interest. Record closes Wednesday night. 

Public Worh by Streets 

1st St.. S in Pedro; matter of ch 
ntinued to Aug. 2nd. 

3rd St.; from Hunker Hill Ave. to 
Grand Ave f intention to ibtish gnu!. 

5th St.; pet. from ihc Title Ins, >V- 

he vacation of a strip 

in width by 34 feet in 

rth side of said street 

ring and Broadway or for 

the widening of said street. Kn 

ards Com- 
eth St.; pel. from Philip L. Wilson, 
et al, for the paving of said street 
from the east line of Central Ave. to 
the cast line of Alameda St, by pri- 
vate contract. Referred to the Board 
of Public Works. 

10th St., Wilmington; ordinance 
granting permission to the property 
owners on West Tenth St., Wilming- 
ton, from the easterly line of Main 
Si . to the easterly line of the first 
alky east of said Main St., to improve 
I I by private contract. 

11th and Magnolia; pet. from F. B. 

Henderson, et al, for an electric light 

at the intersection of 11th and Mag- 

Ave. Referred to the Board of 

Public Works. 

16th St.; petition from T. Pfeifer in 
which he asks that he be allowed to 
em his property from the sale 
for non-payment of the assess- 
ment levied for the widening of Six- 
teenth St. without paying the accrued 
penalty. Deferred until Aug. 2nd. 

23rd St., bet. Compton Ave. and 
Long Beach Ave.; pet. from N. L. 
Galloway, asking for the enlargement 
of the assessment district for the open- 
ing of said street. Ref. to Sts. and 
Blvds. Com. 

23rd St.; pet. from N. L. Galloway, 
et al. asking that the assessment dis- 
trict for the opening of 23rd street 
from its present terminus to Long 
Beach Ave. be enlarged, and protest- 
ing against present assessment. Set 
for hearing July 26th, and in the 
meantime referred to the City En- 
gineer for report as to frontage. 

24th St.; ordinance of intention to 
improve said street between Norman- 
die Ave. and La Salle Ave. Adopted. 
This work is to be done under the 
Bond provisions of the Vrooman Act, 
District Plan. 

33rd St.; pet. from S. H. B. Vander- 
voort, et al, for a cement curb on the 
south side of said street between 
Grand Ave. and Figueroa St. Referred 
to the Board of Public Works. 

43rd St.; pet. from Stella Bacon, et 
al, for the improvement of said street 
between Kansas Ave. and Hoover St., 
under the Bond Act. Referred to the 
Board of Public Works. 

3rd Ave.; ordinance establishing- the 
grade of said street from Pico St. to 
the north line of Robert Marsh & 
Co.'s Country Club Terrace Tract. 

Alley; first alley south of Bellevue 
Ave. from Occidental Blvd. easterly; 
ordinances of intention to improve by 
constructing vitrified pipe storm 
drains. Adopted. Work to be done 
under the "Cash" provisions of the 
Vrooman Act. District Plan. 

Alley, bet. 11th and 12th; pet. from 
E. P. Bryann, et al, asking that pro- 
ceedings for the paving of the alley 
between 11th and 12th, adjoining 
Westmoreland Place be discontinued. 
Referred to the Board of Public 

Alley, 1st east of Rixel from 6th 
lo Orange; protest from Title Guar- 

and Trust >t improve- 

ment under Hamilton Act. 1 
sustained and proceedings abandoned. 
Protestants desire a different grade 
and after such grade that 

- be instituted to im 

Gl llted and 

instructed to prepare new 

Blanchard St.; pel. from Geo. A. At- 
kinson, et al, for the improvement of 
street, between Mott and Ever- 
green Ave., under the Bond Act. Re- 
ferred to the Board of Public Works. 

Bunker Hill Ave.; ordinance of in- 
tention to change and establish the 
grade of said street from First St. to 
Fourth St., and Third St. from Bun- 
ker Hil.' Ave. to Grand Ave. Adopted. 

Bonnie Brae St.; ordinance of inten- 
tion lo change and establish the grade 
id street from 1st St. to the south 
line of Miramar St. Adopted. 

Budlong Ave.; ordinance establish- 
ing the curb lines on said street, be- 
tween 42nd St. and Vernon Ave., and 
repealing Ordinance No. 19,928 (N. 
S.) approved March 23, 1910. Adopted. 

Bellevue Ave.; ordinance of inten- 
tion to improve a portion of said 
street between old Temple Road and 
Parkman Ave., by constructing vitri- 
fied pipe storm drains. Adopted. This 
work is to be done under the "Cash" 
provisions of the Vrooman Act, Dis- 
trict Plan. 

Boylston St.; maps of the assess- 
ment district for the improvement of 
said St., between First St. and Second 
St., under Ordinance No. 19,543 (N. 
S.) Adopted. 

Boulder St.; pet. from J. L. Pente- 
cost, et al, for the improvement of 
said street from Forest Ave. to Ever- 
green Ave., under the Bond Act. Re- 
ferred to the Board of Public Works. 

Canal St., Wilmington; ordinance 
establishing the curb line on each 
side of said street between Seventh 
St. and Ninth St. Adopted. 

Cincinnati St.; pet. from Janss Co., 
et al, for the improvement of said 
street between Mott St. and Ever- 
green Ave., under the Bond Act. Re- 
ferred to the Board of Public Works. 

Camulos St.; pet. from W. B. 
Thompson, for the construction of a 
sewer by private contract along said 
street from Stephenson to Venice and 
from Venice to Hollenbeck. Re- 
ferred to the Board of Public Works. 

Columbia Ave.; protest from Wit- 
mer Bros, aeainst sewering. Denied. 
■ D St., Wilmington; ordinance estab- 
lishing the curb line on each side of 
said street, between West Seventh St. 
and West Ninth St. Adopted. 

Emerald St.; pet. from Jno. C. 
Perry, for the improvement of said 
street between 2nd and 3rd streets, 
under the Bond Act, District plan. 
Referred to the Board of Public Wks. 

Fireman St.; ordinance establishing 
the grade of said street between Tem- 
ple St. and a point 725 feet southerly. 

Fries St., Wilmington; ordinance es- 
tablishing the curb line on the cast 
side of said street, between West 
Eleventh St. and the north line of 
Tract Xo. 573, at 42 feet easterly from 
the westerly line of said Fries St. 

Fries St., Wilmington; ordinance es- 
tablishing the curb line on each side 
of said street, from West Seventh St. 
to West Ninth St. Adopted. 

Fairmount St.; pet. from Henry A. 
Hardiman. et al. for the improvement 
of aid street from Mott St. to Ever- 
green We., under the Bond Act. Re- 
ferred to the Board of Public Works. 

Forest Ave.; pit from Robert 
Cross, et al. for the improvement of 

en Brooklyn Avi 
Wabash Ave., under the Bond Act. 
Referred to the Board Public 

Frances Ave.; pet. from Ed 
Winterer, et al. foi the improvement 
of said street from the south lim ol 
Sunset Blvd. to the north line 
Fountain Ave. Referred to the Bo rd 
of Public Works. 

Figueroa St.; final ord. for repay- 
ing. Adopted. 

Gower St. ; maps of ine assessment 
district for the improvement of said 
St., between Sunset Blvd. and Moun- 
tain Ave., under Ordinance No. 584 of 
the Board of Trustees of Hollywood. 

Griffin Ave.; maps of the assessment 
district for the sewer work along said 
street between Biggy St. and Ply- 
mouth St., under Ordinance No. 19,- 
831 (N. S.) Adopted. 

Glendale and Allesandro; pet. from 
O. P. Nevada, et al, for change of 
name of Glendale Ave. between Sun- 
set Blvd. and Effie St.; also Allesan- 
dro St. between Effie St. and Los 
Feliz Road, to the name of Lake 
Shore Blvd. Referred to the Board 
of Public Works. 

Hartford Ave.; pet. from F. Fain- 
ham, et al, for the improvement of 
said street between 5th and 6th streets 
under the Johnson Act. Referred to 
the Board of Public Works. 

Hartford Ave.; pet. from F. Farn- 
ham, et al, for the improvement of 
said street between 5th and 6th streets 
under the Bond Act, District plan. 
Referred to the Board of Public 

Harvard Blvd.; ordinance of inten- 
tion to change and establish the grade 
of said street between Hobart Blvd. 
and 25th St. Adopted. This ordi- 
nance repeals Ordinance No. 20,546 
(N. S.) approved July 6, 1910. 

Hill St.; new assessment district for 
the widening of Flill street from Pico 
to Washington filed with the city 
clerk by the clerk for the opening 
and wfdening bureau. New district 
provides that the Hill street frontage 
shall pay nineteen-twentieths of the 
entire cost of the proceedings, while 
the property adjacent on the side 
streets pays one twentieth. 

Hill St., Pico to Washington; mat- 
ter of the re-assessment for the wid- 
ening of said street. Ref. to Bd. Pub. 

Holgate Square; ordinance estab- 
lishing the grade of said street from 
North Broadway to the southerly ter- 
minus. Adopted. 

Hoover St.; ordinance establishing 
the curb line on each side of said St., 
between Pico St. and 16th St. Adopt- 

Jasmine St.; ordinance changing 
and establishing the name of Jasmine 
St., between Wilshire Blvd. and 16th 
St., to Ardmore Ave. Adopted. 

Lookout Drive; assessment district 
for improvement. Adopted. 

Main St., from Marchessauit St. to 
Pico St.; matter of lighting said 
street. Ref. to City Atty. 

Main St., Wilmington; ordinance 
granting permission to the property 
owners on said street, from West 
Ninth St. to West 11th St.. to im- 
prove by private contract. Adopted. 

Main St.; as the publication of the 
ordinance has been held up beyond 
the time limit fixed by law, the pro- 
ceedings for the lighting of Main 
street were declared invalid and the 
city attorney instructed to begin new 
Mission Road; report of the Board 

iiimending Hans 
ferring to I I. & W. Fund in the sum 
of $4448.29 for payment of amounts 
iment sold to the city of Los 
Angeles for the widening of Mission 
Road. Ref. to Finance C 

Malabar St.; pet. from Otto Schult/., 
et al, for the improvement ol 

■" twi i n Molt street and Ever- 

\ ■■■■, under the Bond Act. Rc- 

lerred to the Board of Public Works. 

Mott St.; maps of the . 
district for the improvement of said 
street, between Fourth St. and Sixth 
St., under Ordinance No. 19,542 (N S ) 

Orange and Valencia; pet. from D. 
W. Hurst, asking that the sidewalks 
be cleaned at Orange and Valencia 
Sts. Referred to the Chief of Police. 

Occidental Blvd.; bet. Bellevue Ave. 
and the first alley south; ord. of in- 
tention to improve under the "Cash" 
provisions of the Vrooman Act, Dis- 
trict Plan, by constructing vitrified 
pipe storm drains. Adopted. 

Pacific Ave.; pet. from Union Trust 
& Realty Co., for the improvement of 
said street between Newman St. and 
Romaine St., by private contract. Re- 
ferred to the Board of Public Works. 

Soto St., Land for Street Purposes; 
from W. H. Workman and I. N. Hell- 
man, a deed to the city for street pur- 
poses of a strip of land ten feet in 
width on the easterly side of Soto St., 
extending from Stephenson Ave. to 
Venice Ave., and being a portion of 
the easterly 22J4 feet of Soto St. as 
vacated by Ordinance No. 11,698 (N. 
S.) Accepted. 

Sunset Blvd.; pet. from Mrs. A. M. 
Whitson, et al, asking that a sewer 
be constructed in said street. Granted. 

San Pedro St.; petition from Wright 
and Callender in which it is requested 
that Mrs. Ralph Leon be permitted to 
redeem certain property sold for non- 
payment of the assessment levied for 
the opening and widening of San 
Pedro street and that the penalty be 
remitted. Denied. 

Tract No. 960, Wilmington; map of 
said tract, new subdivision lying west 
of the Southern Pacific R. R. and 
north of East Eleventh St., Wilming- 
ton. Ref. to Sts. and Blvds. Com. 

Terrace Drive; pet. from H. W. 
Pahl for vacation of portion of said 
street. Granted. 

Trinity St., 21st to Washington; 
final ord. for sewering. Adopted. 

Trinity St., 22nd to 23rd; final ord. 
for sewering. Adopted. 

Vermont Ave.; maps of the assess- 
ment district for the improvement of 
said street, between Santa Monica 
Ave. and Santa Barbara Ave., under 
Ordinance No. 19,611 (N. S.) Adopt- 

Washington St.; pet. from Geo. E. 
Lo'omis, et al, protesting against the 
paving of said street between Grand 
Ave. and Central Ave. Set for hear- 
ing August 2nd, and on the mean- 
time referred to the City Engineer for 
report as to frontage. 

Washington St., from Grand Ave. 
to Central Ave.; protest from Geo. 
E. Loomis, et al, against proposed 
improvement of said street. Denied. 

Westmoreland Ave.; petition from 
Louise S. Weyhrich, et al. asking for 
the opening of Westmoreland Ave. 
between Ninth St. and San Marino 
St. Ref. to Sts. and Blvds. Corn. 

Western Ave.; ordinance of inten- 
tion for the construction of a sewer 
in said street ■ between Slauson Ave. 
and Fiftieth St. Adopted. 
Witmer St.; protest of Witmer Bros, 
inst -ewering. Denied. 

Winter St.; pet. from A. C. Hub- 



bard, et al, for the improvement of 
said street between Mott St. and 
Evergreen Ave., under the Bond Act. 
Referred to the Board of Public 

Wilmington Streets; ordinances of 
intention to change and establish the 
grade of a portion of Main St., Canal 
St., Broadway, East Sixth St., West 
and East Fifth St., West and East 
Fourth St., West and East Third St., 
West and East Second St., West and 
East First St. and Front St., all of 
which are in the Wilmington district. 

Street Extensions; City Engineer 
and City Attorney instructed to pre- 
pare and present necessary ordinances 
for the extension of Central Ave., 
South Park Ave., Towne Ave., San 
Pedro St., Main St., Figueroa St., Ver- 
mont Ave. and Normandie Ave. 
across Santa Fe R. R. 

Street Openings; clerk of the open- 
ing and widening of streets, filed re- 
port with the board of public works 
for the last fiscal year, showing that 
since July 1, 1909, assessments for the 
opening or widening of 30 streets and 
alleys at a total cost of $1,561,579.92 
had been levied. 

Street Assessments; assessment 
clerk presented report to the Board of 
Public Works showing that assess- 
ments for $792,450.54 for street im- 
provements had been levied and col- 
lected during the last fiscal year. 
This amount is divided as follows: 
$680,998.45 under the bond provisions 
of the Vrooman act; $26,396.30 under 
the cash provisions of the Vrooman 
act for street and $85,055.79 for 


Main St.; for improving said street 
from the north line of West Seventh 
St. to the south line of West Ninth St. 
within that portion of the City of Los 
Angeles which was included within 
the boundaries of the City of Wil- 

Mathews St.; for improving said 
street from a line parallel with and 
840 ft. southwesterly from the south- 
westerly line of Fourth St. to the 
northeasterly line of Sixth St. 

Morton Ave.; for improving said 
street from the easterly line of Echo 
Park Ave. to the westerly line of Park 

General Legislation 

Aqueduct Bonds; report of Finance 
Com. and the special advisory com- 
mittee recommending the sale of $1,- 
530,000 worth of bonds. Adopted. 

Kountze Bros, and A. B. Leach & 
Co. will receive $530,000 worth of 
bonds, the New York Life Insurance 
Company will receive $500,000, and the 
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company 
will receive $500,000 worth. 

Arroyo Seco; final ord. for con- 
struction of concrete bridge across 
Arroyo Seco and Pasadena Ave. 

Agricultural Park; final ord. for 
condemnation of property for said 
park. Adopted. 

Automatic Flagmen; report of the 
Board of Public Utilities relative to 
the installation of "automatic flag- 
men" at the intersection of Avenue 
20 with the Santa Fe Railroad tracks, 
also at the intersection of the said 
railroad with Ave. 61. Filed, as Bd. 
reported it not necessary at present 
time to adopt an ordinance requiring 
the installation of these appliances for 
the reason that the Railroad Company 
has voluntarily agreed to install the 
same without the necessity of an ordi- 

Budget Sessions; Chairman of Bud- 
get Com. announced that sessions 
would be open to the public. Follow- 
ing are some of the estimates of 
amounts necessary for coming year: 
Fire Department, $&23,337; Police De- 
partment, $795,431; Street Depart- 
ment, $461,483; street lighting, $270,- 

000; street sprinkling, $198,095; street 
sweeping, $177,129; Bureau Fire 
Alarms, $174,380; Park Department, 
$337,065; Health Department, $89,346; 
Engineer's Department, $323,529; 
Playground Department, $99,925; 
municipal music, $50,000; Library De- 
partment, $146,615. 

Cow Limits; pet. from E. H. Kent, 
et al, for the extension of cow limits 
No. 2 from Normandie Ave., west on 
Washington St. to Crenshaw Blvd., 
north on Crenshaw Blvd. to Pico St., 
east on Pico to Normandie Ave. Re- 
ferred to the Legislation Committee. 

Dog Licenses; Tax Collector re- 
ported on the collection of dog .li- 
censes for year ending June 30, 1910. 
Ref. to Finance Com. and Public Wel- 
fare Com. 

Dice Shaking; resolution from Po- 
lice Com. requesting that an ord. be 
submitted to vote of people for or 
against dice shaking. Ref. to City 
Atty. for opinion as to powers of 
Council to act in this matter. 

Demand Rejected; demand of W. T. 
Thomson, architect, in sum of $1,365 
for fire engine house. Refused. 

Estimate of Expenditures; City Au- 
ditor presented report of estimates of 
revenue and expenses of the city for 
the current fiscal year. 

Examination for Flats-men; draft of 
ord. presented by Bd. of Pub. Utili- 
ties requiring a physical examination 
of persons employed as flagmen, gate- 
men and bridge tenders on railroads 
and railways, and holding flagmen or 
other employes responsible for viola- 
tion of the ordinance as well as the 
company. Adopted. 

Electric Railroad Franchise on Mau- 
bert Ave.; pet. from Broadway Land 
Co. for street railway on said street 
from Sunset Blvd. to Myrtle Ave. 
Denied as it was applied for by a cor- 
poration not yet in existence. 

Fire Commissioner Resigns; resig- 
nation of Benjamin Robinson as mem- 
ber of the Fire Com. Accepted by 

Fire Hose Rejected; Fire Com. re- 
ported that fire hose submitted by 
Diamond Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, 
and New Jersey Car Spring and Rub- 
ber Co., did not comply with speci- 
fications and asked that city arrange 
as soon as possible for the furnish- 
ing of 4,000 ft. of 2 l /z inch fire hose 
in lieu of hose above mentioned. Ref. 
to Supply Com. 

Fire Hydrants; council approved 
contracts with the Union Hollywood 
Water company for the establishment 
of fifty fire hydrants in the western 
section of the city. Council also re- 
newed the agreement which the com- 
pany had with the city council of Hol- 
lywood before annexation, covering 
143 hydrants in Hollywood. 

The new hydrants will be located 
as follows: Bronson and Wilshire 
boulevard, Sixth street and Gramercy 
place, Manhattan place, Oxford boule- 
vard, Hobart boulevard, Kingsley 
drive, Alexandria avenue, Catalina 
street, Fourth street and Alexandria 
avenue, Normandy avenue, Kingsley 
drive, Hobart boulevard, Manhattan 
place, Wilton place, Third street and 
Western avenue, Harvard boulevard, 
Kingsley drive, Ardmore avenue, 
Alexandria avenue, Second street and 
Wilton place, St. Andrews place, 
Mariposa avenue, Temple street and 
Oxford boulevard, Western avenue 
and Oakwood, St. Andrews place and 
Elmwood, Third avenue and Pico 
street. Sixteenth, Washington, Twen- 
ty-fifth, Adams streets, Fourth ave- 
nue and Twenty-third street, Fifth 
avenue and Twenty-first street, Wash- 
ington, Sixteenth, Pico streets, Sixth 
avenue and Sixteenth street; Seventh 
avenue and Washington street; Twen- 
ty-third and Norton streets; Eighth 
avenue and Adams street, Ninth ave- 
nue and Washington street. 

Industrial District; ord. excepting 
from residence district property lo- 
cated at northwest corner of Stephen- 
son Ave. and Indiana St. Adopted. 
Industrial District; ord excepting 

from residence district lots 121-2 
Brook's Subdivision of Philbin Tract. 

Industrial District; ord. excepting 
from residence district lot 9 of the 
Weyse Tract. Adopted; 

Industrial District; in order that the 
Union Hollywood Water company can 
operate its pumping station, council 
excepted the property at Thirty-fifth 
and Cimarron from the residence dis- 
trict. • 

Industrial District; ord. excepting 
from residence district property at 
Arlington Ave. and 3rd Ave. De- 
ferred until Aug. 2, and in meantime 
ref. to City Eng. 

Industrial District; pet. from Berlin 
Dye Works & Laundry Co., asking 
that petitioner's property be included 
in the industrial district recently 
created, at Washington and Griffith 
Ave. Referred to the Legislation 

Keeping Stables; pet. from W. G. 
McGaugh, et al, asking that ordinance 
which prohibts the keeping of more 
than 4 horses within 500 feet of any 
hospital, be repealed. Referred to the 
Legislation Committee. 

Liquor Ordinance; new liquor ordi- 
nance. Adopted. 

Lunch Wagons; pet. from the Neu- 
ner Co., et al, asking that lunch 
wagons be not permitted to stand 
upon public streets in territory bet. 
1st and 10th, Hill and Los Angeles 
Sts. Ref. to City Atty. and Legisla- 
tion Com. 

Land For High School; lease by 
city to Bd. of Education of tract of 
land adjoining L. A. High School. 

Municipal Music; in reply to com- 
munication from Federated Improve- 
ment Assn., Music Com. reported that 
at present there is no fund for munici- 
pal music and until further appropria- 
tion is made there will be no band 
concerts. Filed. 

Municipal Ferries; Major sent fol- 
lowing message to Council: "It is 
over a year now since the consolida- 
tion committee filed its reports with 
the City Council. In that report they 
promised the citizens of Wilmington 
and San Pedro that the city would 
immediately establish a municipal fer- 
ry between San Pedro and Terminal 
Island and one between Wilmington 
and Terminal Island. I understand 
that such ferry could be established 
for $2000 or $3000. Even should the 
cost run as high as $5000, I believe 
that the city should provide such fer- 
ries at once, and I would respectfully 
recommend that your honorable body 
instruct the Bd. of Pub. Wks. to pro- 
vide such ferries and that your hon- 
orable body appropriate the funds 
necessary therefor." 

Playground Protest; comm. from 
Emma McCrimmon, protesting 

against Berendo Street School ground 
being made a playground. Referred 
to the Public Welfare Committee. 

Park Commission; report of said 
commission, recommending the crea- 
tion of the position of construction 
foreman at salary of $100 per month. 
Ref. to Supply Com. Recommending 
the increase of salary of the Secre- 
tary of $125 to $150 per month. Ref. 
to Supply Com. Requesting that bids 
be advertised for 200 bbls. of cement. 

Ref. to Supply Com. Requesting that 
bids be advertised for 160,000 brick. 
Ref to Supply Com. 

Pre-Consolidation Pledges; deputa- 
tion of citizens from Wilmington ap- 
peared before Council to urge that 
certain promises made them by Los 
Angeles before consolidation be car- 
ried out. The committee was sup- 
ported in its requests by a report of 
the Harbor Commission calling atten- 
tion to the promises that had been 
made, as follows: 

"The board of harbor commission- 
ers have now pending before the state 
railroad commission a petition de- 
manding fair and equitable switching 
rates throughout the city, and it is so 
apparent that this demand is just that 
we have no doubt that soon all parts 
of our city, so far as freight distribu- 
tion is concerned, will be treated 

"There is now pending before your 
honorable body the question of wharf- 
age rates, dockage regulation and li- 
cense to be charged for conducting 
the same, and should the recommen- 
dations of this board be adopted a 
very great saving to the commercial 
interests, and therefore to the con- 
sumer, will be made. 

"These are things that have been 
accomplished and are within the pos- 
sibilities of immediate accomplish- 

"Other recommendations as to pilot- 
age and harbor control are pending 
before your honorable body which 
should be brought into effect as soon 
as possible. 

"The streets in Wilmington should 
have immediate care, as they are in 
a deplorable condition. 

"The approach to San Pedro and to 
the outer harbor should be com- 
menced and pushed without delay to 

The highway commission should 
he urged to immediate action in com- 
pleting the highway connecting the 
main city with its harbor for the pur- 
pose of transportation facilities. 

"We, therefore, recommend that 
you give these pledges and promises 
set forth herein careful consideration 
and those items that are not provided 
for in the bond issue should, so far as 
possible, be taken care of by your 
body in the coming budget, and thus 
we will be enabled to keep faith with 
the people who trusted Los Angeles 
and gave it the means whereby it is 
possible to secure its complete com- 
mercial supremacy and make possible 
here one of the great maritime cities 
of the future." Ref. to Budget Com. 
and City Atty. 

Robinson's Report; resolution that 
Mayor be requested to appoint a com- 
mittee for the purpose of directing 
the preparation of a comprehensive 
and practical city plan, with a view 
to its final adoption, so that improve- 
ments thereafter proposed for public 
and private property may conform 
thereto. Resolution was in pursuance 
of suggestions of Charles Mulford. 
Robinson who in presenting his plans 
for Los Angeles reported that he had 
taken up only main centers and lines 
of development and urged that great- 
er study be made in preparation for a 
more beautiful city. Resolution ref. 
to Public Welfare Com. 


Los Angeles bank clearings from July 20 to 26, inclusive, showing com- 
parisons with corresponding weeks of 1909 and 1908: 

i 1910 1909 1908 

July 20 $ 3,129,139.02 $2,741,576.12 $1,718,833.76 

July 21 2,244.139.26 2,383,592.06 1,321,446.84 

July 22 2,116,810.19 1,409,166.16 

July 23 2,092.218.06 1,937,158.55 1,110,543.48 

July 25 2,212.225.36 1,952.734.06 1,225,164.02 

July 26 2,31 8,084.67 1 ,994,841 .98 1 .256,205.41 

Total $14,158,034.35 $13,126,712.96 $8,041,359.67 


Regulating Railroads: draft of ord. 
■1 and requiruiK 

. the backing ol 
m the day time. 

Road Tax orled 

the books of the county and found 
ad fund i 


ittorney and the audi- 

i make a demand on the super- 

the full amount of the road 

Soto St Bridge; Bd. Pub. Wks. re- 
commended the advertising for bids 
iving the roadway of the Soto 
^c and requested the sum 
• be appropriated thei 
Ref. to Finance Com. 

Salary Increase Asked; board of 

public works requested council to in- 

thc salary of T. L. Murchison, 

assistant secretary, from $135 to $150 

a month. Ref. to Supply Com. 

Storm Sewer; pet. from Robt. May- 
er, et al, asking that proceedings in 
r of installing storm sewer sys- 
tem in district bounded by the Los 
Angeles River. Aliso St., Pennsylvania 
Ave. and 1st St., be abandoned. De- 

Spur Tract; ord. granting permit to 
Santa Fe Ry. Co. to construct spur 
tract across Santa Fe Ave| and Mateo 
Sts. Adopted. 

Sewering; pet. from D. A. White, 
et al, for sewering of district bounded 
by 8th, 9th, Park Ave. and Hoover 
Sts. Deferred until Aug. 2nd. 

Street Railway Franhise; pet. from 
L. A. Ry. for franchise on Ann and 
Alpine Sts. Denied, because fran- 
chise did not provide for specifications 
of new ordinance requiring grooved 
girder rails and improved methods of 

Street Railway Paving; in repaving 
of 7th St., under new specifications 
ordered by City Council, \V. E. Dunn, 
counsel for the Huntington interests, 
and George Kuhrts, chief engineer, 
appeared before Board of Pub. Wks. 
for a conference. Ordinance requires 
two layers of vitrified brick on the 
outside of the rails. Railway is using 
one layer of brick and it is not vitri- 
fied. Ordinance requires broken rock 
to be used in the roadbed and that 
the rock ballast be grouted before the 
ties are laid. The broken rock is be- 
ing used but not grouting. Repre- 
sentatives of railway company claimed 
it was impossible to pave according to 
new ordinance. Bd. Pub. Wks. de- 
cided that specifications as called for 
in ordinance must be adhered to. 

Tract No. 775; map adopted. 

Water in Temple Block; City Atty. 
reported that water furnished by 
Water Department in Temple Block 
is for private use and not by the City 
and that the same should be paid for 
by the users. Report adopted. 



From July 1st to July 22, 1910, J. J. 
Backus, Chief Inspector of Buildings, 
issued 639 permits amounting to $901,- 
661, which are classed as follows: 

No. permits. Value. 

la - C 14 $ 92,095 

Class D, 1 story frame.. 219 330,132 
Class D, iy 2 story frame 34 91,986 
Class D. 2 story frame.. 39 182,134 
Class D, 3 story frame.. 2 41,400 
Churches (all classes)... 3 15,170 
Sheds, barns (frame).... 75 17,311 

Foundations only 2 28,755 

Brick alterations 39 35,375 

Frame alterations 211 61,203 

Demolitions 1 100 

Grand total 639 $901,661 

Comparison with last year: 

From July 1 to July 22. 
inclusive 434 $/59.636 

Compiled bv Mark C. Colin, Chief 

Conference Between Huntington In- 
terests and Public Utilities Board 
Results in Amicable Settlement 
of Questions at Issue. 

The following been sent 

incil by the Board of 

Los Angeles, Cal.. July 26, 1910. 
To the Honorable City Council, Los 

Angeles, Cal. 

i lemon: In compliance with its 
ring amicable conces- 
Erorn the utility corporations, 
the Board of Public Utilities has had 
nces « nli Messrs, II. 
E. Huntington and \Y. E, Dunn, rep- 
resenting the various street and in- 
terurban railway lines controlled or 
managed by Mr. Huntington. 

"Mr. Huntington showed a disposi- 
tion generally to meet the suggestions 
of the Board, but it was stated that 
on account of certain complications, 
it would take time to work out a 
number of the things asked for, and 
in view of the friendly attitude of the 
railway interests, the Board did not 
feel disposed unnecessarily to crowd 
them by an insistence upon an imme- 
diate compliance with all of its sug- 

"The following points were touched 
upon and conclusions reached: 
Manchester Heights Fare 

"The companies have agreed to 
grant a straight 5c fare on all lines 
as far south as Manchester Ave. with- 
in the city limits of Los Angeles, not 
later than Jan. 1, 1911. 
San Pedro and Wilmington Local 

"On behalf of the Pacific Electric 
Co. it was also agreed that not later 
than Jan. 1st, a local fare of 5c be 
tween points to be agreed upon in 
Wilmington and San Pedro would be 
fixed. The Board is urging that the 
5c fare be extended from any point 
in Wilmington to any point in San 
Pedro and has hope that this point 
will be conceded by the company. 
Applications for Franchises 

"The companies have agreed that 
hereafter they will apply for all fran- 
chises in the name of the company 
proposing to build the line. 

Rush Hour Congestion 

"The subject of overcrowded con- 
dition of cars at rush hours was dis- 
cussed and it was agreed that a joint 
study of traffic conditions should be 
made by the Board and the companies 
so that it might be determined how 
many extra cars would be required 
to furnish reasonable and adequate 
service at all times, and that after 
such determination, the companies 
should be given a reasonable time to 
procure as many street cars as might 
be found necessary; that when such 
cars were put in operation, the Coun- 
cil should consider passing an ordi- 
nance providing that not more than a 
certain percentage, say 25 per cent or 
30 per cent of the seating capacity 
of the car, be permitted to stand and 
when such limit had been reached, a 
sign be displayed on the car and no 
more passengers be taken on; any- 
one attempting to board a car under 
such conditions be deemed guilty of a 

Cross-Town Car Lines 

"The necessity for cross town car 
lines and the planning of a belt line 
system was discussed and the com- 
panies were requested to consider 
practicable routes for such lines and 
to make application for a franchise 
therefor. As the result of this sug- 
gestion, the Los Angeles Railway Co. 
will probably apply to your Honor- 

St. from 7th to 

25 th St., 
sit) car li 

o I 

Also on I I i, Main St. 

in Vve. from Central Avi 
Santa I It would seem that 

Such a franchise would give a prac- 
ticable route for ii and bell 
car line, which it is generally con- 
ceded, is very badl\ in this 

I in Bi Mid expressed its opinii in 
that while it was not to be expected 
that the companies would be willing 
to extend their car* lines into unin- 
habited districts for the benefit of real 
estate promoters without a bonus or 
extra consideration, still, when a dis- 
trict had been built up to such an 
extent that the interests of the resi- 
dents reasonably required car facili- 
ties, the companies should be willing 
to make extensions in such districts 
without requiring compensation, which 
previously had been raised in many 
cases largely from contributions by 
small property owners. On behalf 
of the companies it was agreed that 
these suggestions were properly made 
and that so far as possible in the fu- 
ture the companies would endeavor to 
prevent residents from being solicited 
to contribute to such funds. 
San Pedro and South Park Avenue 

"The suggestion was made that 
there should be some amicable adjust- 
ment of the San Pedro St. franchise 
matter, which would recognize the 
contention of the City Atty. that the 
whole of the San Pedro St. franchise 
had, according to proper construction 
of the decision of the Supreme Court 
of California, been forfeited; but it 
was stated on behalf of the Los An- 
geles Railway Company, that such a 
proposition could not be considered 
by the company, or accepted except 
through the decision of a court of last 
resort." We respectfully suggest to 
your Honorable Body that you in- 
struct the City Atty. to take steps to 
have the legal status of all of the 
San Pedro St. line made absolutely 
clear and unquestioned. 

Main Street Congestion 

"The matter of an application by 
the Pacific Electric Company for a 
franchise on San Pedro St. from 7th 
St. to Aliso St., in order to relieve 
congestion on Main St. by providing 
another outlet for its San Gabriel val- 
ley cars, was discussed, and the com- 
pany was requested to consider and 
suggest a practicable franchise which 
would preserve to the City of Los 
Angeles, the right to jointly use such 
trackage upon equitable terms and 
would give to the city the right to 
take over such property as might be 
placed in said street by the com- 
pany, at any time, upon payment of 
just compensation to the company. 
Mr. Huntington stated that his com- 
pany could not consider a franchise 
that would give the city the right to 
take over the road at any time, but 
agreed to give further consideration 
to the suggestion for a joint use of 
trackage and to communicate further 
with the Board or Council upon that 
Freight-Carrying on Electric Railways 

"It was understood that the City 
Atty. would take up with the attor- 
neys for the companies as soon as 
possible, the question of freight-car- 
rying on railway lines through the 
city streets, in order that, if the Coun- 


cil should, upoi 'ion, decide 

.id of beii 

right. The probabilil t the 

railway companies will apply for 
chises giving them tl 
carrying freight over certain 
within the City of Los Angeles under 

such regulations and limit;. 
hours of use. class ol . com- 

pensation to the city for the addition- 
al privilegi ight be de- 

5c Fare on Los Angeles Pacific Lines 
"The Board has had considerable 
correspondence and consultation with 
officials of the I "- I acilic 

Co. concerning extension of the 5c 
fare limit on the lines of that com- 
pany, but regrets to io far 
it cannot report anything definite or 
encouraging, On July 25th we ad- 
dressed a final letter to that company 
stating that in our opinion it should 
grant a 5c fare to the present city 
limits on the I6th St. and Colegrove 
lines, and to Highland Ave., with 
transfers north and south to the city 
limits on the Hollywood line. We 
requested a very early reply and stated 
that if the company could not volun- 
tarily see the advisability of fixing 
the fare proposed we would present 
the matter to the Council suggesting 
that such action be taken as would 
legally fix the suggested rates. As 
soon as we have a reply we will trans- 
mit same to your Honorable Body. 
"Respectfully submitted, 
"Board of Public Utilities. 
"M. Lissner, President." 


Whenever the stock market is ail- 
ing — because the spring-wheat country 
needs rain, or because Mr. Morgan is 
said to have indigestion, or the Inter- 
state Commerce Commission makes a 
new ruling — a gloomy chorus repeats 
that the bases of financial calculation 
have been radically changed within 
five years because a brand-new factor 
has been introduced — namely, the in- 
vasion, by the government, of the field 
of private business enterprise. 

Government has been invading the 
field of private business enterprise 
time out of mind. For example, Cras- 
sus was the ablest captain of industry 
of his day. "Observing," says Plut- 
arch, "how liable the city was to fires, 
by reason of the houses standing so 
near together," he trained a large body 
of slaves until they became expert fire- 
fighters. When a fire broke out Cras- 
sus promptly appeared, "to buy the 
houses that w r ere on fire and those in 
the neighborhood which, in the dan- 
ger and uncertainty, the proprietors 
were willing to part with for little or 
nothing." Having bought the houses, 
Crassus turned loose his fire-fighters 
and put out the blaze, "so that the 
greatest part of Rome at one time or 
another came into his hands." That 
was certainly a splendid stroke of pri- 
vate business enterprise. But in the 
course of time Augustus organized 
fire companies and put out the fires 
for nothing. The trouble of which 
our friends complain is really as old 
as the hills — Saturday Evening Post. 

Destructive Theology 

At a chapel in Yorkshire the pulpit 
was occupied one Sabbath morning 
by a minister from a neighboring 
town. A few days later the preacher 
received a copy of the local weekly 
paper, and his attention was drawn to 
the following item: "Rev. sup- 
plied the pulpit at the Congregational 
church last Sunday, and the church 
will now be closed three weeks for re- 
pairs." — London News. 

The Male — Heavens! That's the 
third person we've hit! The Female 
— Control yourself. Richard. Do you 
want every one to know you'ri 
accustomed to motoring? — Puck. 



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Vol. IX. Mo. 6 

Los Angeles, California, August 6, 1910 

5 Cents- $1.00 a Year 


The question as to how far judicial can- 
didates may with propriety engage in active 
ical work is not entirely settled. We 
certainly should not expect incumbents to 

remain in their chambers and put forth no 
effort to become acquainted with the peo- 
ple. Any move in the direction of publicity 
which will make the people better acquaint- 
ed with their qualifications as judges and 
with their personal character certainly is 
to be welcomed, and we doubt not that it 
is welcomed by all fair-minded men. 

But any attempt to employ the power of 
the judicial office to obtain support for re- 
nomination amounts practically to intimi- 
dation. The upbuilding for a political ma- 
chine and active participation in organiza- 
tion and political deals, it would seem, are 
beyond the line to which a judicial candi- 
date should go in making his campaign. 

To apply the above to specific instances 
in the primary election, we can take, for 
example, the case of Judge Wilbur, widely 
and favorably known through a great work 
undertaken for the benefit of the younger 
human nature. The experience gathered by 
such a man eminently fits him for a trib- 
unal which considers human rights. 

On the other hand, take the case of Leon 
F. Moss. Two years ago he conducted the 
campaign against the Lincoln-Roosevelt Re- 
publican League in behalf of the "regular" 
Southern Pacific machine. Never 'before in 
the history of Los Angeles county was 
there such a knock-down and drag-ouf 
campaign. The business connections of 
every Lincoln-Roosevelt Republican dele- 
gate to the convention were closely scrutin- 
ized and wherever it was possible pressure 
was brought to bear to secure the with- 
drawal of the delegate from the ticket. In- 
stances can be cited and names given, if 
necessary, of men in the employ of corpora- 
tions who were threatened with loss of po- 
sition if they did not give up their active 
support of the Lincoln-Roosevelt Republi- 
can League candidates. In some instances 
the threats were actually carried out. 

At the present time one of the most ac- 
tive candidates for any office in this county 
is this same judge, sitting on the Superior 
Bench. Months in advance of the primary 
a circular was published, containing the 
names of a great number of attorneys and 
business men as endorsing the candidacy 
of Judge Moss. It is said that some of these 
names were put into the circular without 
the consent of the alleged subscribers. In- 
stances can be given where lawyers were 
telephoned to and asked to sign this paper, 
as well as the nominating petition, and in 
one instance at least a lawyer was asked to 
give his support to Judge Moss by the lat- 
ter personally as he was entering the lat- 
ter's court room to argue a case. 

Without further comment the question is 
before the people of Los Angeles county 
whether or not merit as an active political 
manipulator is the sort of qualification 


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McCartney the unfit. 

It is unthinkable that the voters of Los 
Angeles would permit any person to return 
to the Legislature if such person is known 
to have been unfaithful to the people in 
the past. The only hope, therefore, that 
H. S. G. McCartney can entertain of being 
sent back to the State Senate is that the 
people have forgotten his legislative record. 

It is true that the public memory is 
short ; but it is not so short as to forget the 
public career of such record as that made 
by McCartney. And even though individ- 
uals might fail to recall some of the many 
glaring acts of this particular legislator's 
record, the printed page will not permit it 
to be lost in obscurity. Wc therefore call 
to witness that esteemed journal, the Los 
Angeles Times, which now is apparently 
endeavoring to re-elect McCartney. 

In its issue of Thursday, January 31. 
1907, The Times publishes an exposure of 
a bill fathered by Senator McCartney, fix- 
ing term under which a city might acquire 
privately owned gas and electric lighting 

It was charged at the time that the bill 
was introduced in the interest of the Edison 

Gas and Electric Lighting Company. The 

officials of that company were said to be 
aware that a move for a publicly owned 
electric light system would be started as 
soon as the work on the ( Pwens river aque- 
duct had made sufficient progress. To head 
off the city of Los Angeles and prevent it 
from acquiring a municipal light plant the 
scheme was concocted to frame a law which 
would prevent a city from undertaking a 
project of that nature without first purchas- 
ing all existing privately owned light plants. 
The story of the McCartney bill is best 
told by The Times correspondent at Sacra- 
mento, in its issue of January 31, 1907. 
Here it is: 

"The bill is almost a counterpart of that 
introduced by Senator Halm of Pasadena in 
the last session of the legislature — known 
as the lighting bill. That measure was 
furiously opposed, on the claim that it was 
framed in the interest of the lighting com- 
panies and finally failed of passage. 

"The McCartney bill went a step further, 
taking in waterworks, and it is declared by 
those who have investigated its provisions 
that it would prevent Los Angeles from es- 
tablishing electric power plants in connec- 
tion with the Owens river project. 

"As provided in the bill, no municipality 
may establish its own waterworks, power 
or lighting plant without purchasing those 
plants already existing under private own- 

"To arrive at the value of the existing 
plants, the bill calls for the selection of a 
board of arbitration of three members, one 
to be chosen by the city, one by the own- 
ers of the plants affected, and the third by 
these two. 

"These arbitrators, would have to agree 
on the value of the plants necessary for 
the city to purchase before a deal could be 

"In addition to this, it is provided that 
the city must buy at the price fixed by the 
arbitrators, but that the owners of the pri- 
vate plants may agree to decline to accept 
the figure named by the arbitrators. 

"The worst feature of the bill, according 

to its critics, is that there is little likelili I 

that the board of arbitrators would agree 
upon a selling price for any plant. The 
private owners would be represented on the 
board by an agent who would fix the price 
at an impossible figure, to which neither of 
the other two arbitrators could agree. 

"As agreement upon the selling price is 
made the special feature of the bill, the 
city could be prevented from purchasing 
the plant or plants in question for all time, 
for there is no provision by which the pur- 
chase could be effected otherwise. 

"As the bill provides that the city cannot 
proceed to build or operate a municipal 
plant until it shall have purchased existing 
plants in kind, it would be possible to 


prevent municipal ownership so long as the 
law remained in force." 

When the true purpose of this infamous 
McCartney bill became known there was 
widespread indignation, not alone in Los 
Angeles, but everywhere through the state. 
McCartney saw the approaching storm and 
finally had to make a public statement that 
he would make no further effort to force 
the measure to passage. It was permitted 
to die. 

Forewarned is forearmed. The people of 
Los Angeles are preparing to go ahead with 
the establishment of a power plant along 
the line of the Owens river aqueduct. Al- 
ready three" millions of dollars have been 
voted for that purpose. The lighting com- 
panies are preparing to resist the city's ef- 
forts in this direction. It is more than 
likely that an effort will be made to worm 
through some bill at the next session of 
the legislature which will retard the city 
in this great enterprise. 

Query : Is Senator McCartney a safe man 
to be representing- the city's interests on the 
floor of the state senate? 
* * * 


Franklin Hichborn, historian of the 
Legislature of 1909 has performed for the 
State of California a service the equal of 
which no other state in the Union has yet 
seen. His concise statement as to what oc- 
curred at Sacramento during that session 
already has borne fruit away beyond the 
fondest anticipations of the toiler. 

Corrupt politicians and those not yet 
thoroughly corrupted but who have 
breathed a bit too deeply of the contami- 
nated political atmosphere surrounding' "the 
boys" would prefer, as a rule, that their do- 
ings and their sayings be forgotten as soon 
as possible. In the past, unfortunately for 
the plain voters who are not privileged to 
peep into legislative halls, much that has 
been done at Sacramento and who have 
done it have 'been forgotten by all save a 
relatively few men who make it their busi- 
ness to remember and now and then jog the 
memories of voters. 

Realizing this, Mr. Hichborn reduced to 
cold type the records of the members of 
Senate and Assembly on a number of meas- 
ures which were near to the hearts of the 
people, or otherwise. In studying these 
records we find little to surprise us in the 
accounts chargeable to such tried machine 
statesmen as Assemblymen Transue, Leeds 
and Stanton and Senators McCartney and 
Savage. Nobody familiar with the records 
of these ■gentlemen in the previous session 
could reasonably expect to find them on the 
side of progress and reform. But there were 
sent to the Assembly in 1909 two or three 
other men — representing a type rather dif- 
ferent, in most 'respects, from that of the 
more experienced members — who, amid 
proper political environments, might have 
made for themselves records which doubt- 
less would have resulted in their being re- 
turned to the Legislature with increased 
majorities. But, alas! they could not stand 
up under pressure. 

Among those who went up from Los An- 
geles in 1909 was one — a bright young man 
— who, had he been left to himself, prob- 
ably would have returned to his home full 

of honors for service rendered to a hopeful 
constituency. There is not the slightest doubt 
that, at the beginning" of the session, he in- 
tended to vote right and work right. But 
he "got in wrong." Daily breathing the 
same political atmosphere as that surround- 
ing the machine men in the delegation from 
this city, listening to their words of ridicule 
of reform and reformers, gradually imbib- 
ing their ideas, he came more and more 
within the radius of their influence until, 
when really big issues had to be fought out, 
he had fallen into a fatal line of thought and 
action. The result is that Hichborn puts 
him down — on the official record — as among 
the undesirable politician-legislators. And 
in everything but legislative acts he is a 
clean, decent young fellow — which is more 
the pity. 

Evil communications corrupt not only 
good manners but good men in public life. 
Harper's "cabinet" ruined him. We fear 
the influence of "Phil and Jake" will bring 
distress to the young man we have in mind. 
The moral is obvious. Let aspiring politi- 
cians take, note and keep the note with them 
next winter, provided they pull through 
this month and again in November. 
* + * 

Frank Hutton, lawyer and fighter, is not 
hurting himself nor the good cause he rep- 
resents by reminding the people, in his 
public speeches, of the service rendered to 
the public by Thomas Lee Woolwine dur- 
ing the early days of the fight for civic 
decency which ended in kicking Harper 
and some of his political side-partners out 
of municipal office. Hutton takes the broad 
view that the office for which he has been 
nominated and the cause he is espousing 
is bigger and vastly more important than 
any man or set of men. Believing that he 
should give credit where credit is due, he 
is stating the facts in regard to the inaug- 
uration of the fight which, let us hope and 
pray, those of us who do pray, will termin- 
ate only when John D. Fredericks is a pri- 
vate practitioner of the law once more. 

It is a great pity that Hutton can't learn 
just what question it was that Woolwine 
asked Ed. Kern — that leading question 
which led the district attorney to spring to 
the defense of the chief of police, to all 
intents and purposes. There are thousands 
who would like to know what it was, for 
thereby might hang a tale. 

Either Hutton or Woolwine, in all prob- 
ability, will be the next district attorney. 
If both could be connected with that de- 
partment of the courts nobody would doubt 
that civic criminaloids, as Prof. Ross de- 
fined "near criminals," would hunt cover 
until all signs of storm had passed — or 
until ; less vigilant and less conscientious 
men stood in the, lobby leading to the trial 

* ♦ * 


The "regulars" die hard, whether they 
be "regulars" in religion, politics or medi- 
cine. Jesus Christ was crucified by "reg- 
ulars." John Rogers was burned at the 
stake by "regulars." Hahnemann was called 
a fool by "regulars." Abraham Lincoln was 
and Robert M. LaFollette is positively ir- 
regular. William F. Herrin and Alden An- 
derson (maybe) are "regulars." 

The world has progressed because there 
have been irregulars. It is bowling along 
at an unprecedented pace just now because 

of the irregulars, that is' to say, the un- 
conventionals. Society broadens , not 
through traveling the beaten path worn to 
a canyon-like rut by the regulars, but be- 
cause the irregulars have worn the walls 
away by their digressions and side explora- 

A hundred years ago homeopathy was the 
most irregular thing known to science. Only 
yesterday osteopathy was in the same 
category. It is still far from "regular," but 
it has worn some of the moss off the sides 
of the rut. Progressive people are determ- 
ined to be free from the influence of the 
doctrine of eternal damnation, compulsory 
vaccination, the unnecessary use of drugs, 
Aldrichism and Herrinism. The "regulars" 
in religion, politics and medicine might as 
well be alive to the fact. We believe most 
of them are. 

A patient in the county hospital should 
have the same privileges as any other hu- 
man being in need, so long as by the exer- 
cise of such privileges he violates no law 
and injures none of his fellow-beings. If 
on primciple he bates drugs and prefers 
massage or osteopathic treatment, and the 
county is put to no expense thereby, why 
should he be denied this inherent right to 
have his own body cared for as he desires? 

The wise Doctor of Medicine will hesitate 
before he says to any individual, rich or 
poor, independent or dependent : "You must 
take the treatment I offer you or go with- 

+ * * 


One of the clearest cut issues in the ap- 
proaching Republican primaries is the con- 
test for State Railroad Commissioner. 

On one side, supported by the railroad 
company, is the present incumbent, Theo- 
dore Summerland. On the other, supported 
by the Lincoln-Roosevelt Republican 
League, is John M. Eshleman. 

Theodore Summerland has been a mere 
political job holder from the time that man's 
mind runneth not to the contrary. He held 
a job as city councilman some years ago in 
this city, and his connection with the at- 
tempted grab of the riverbed franchise will 
not soon be forgotten. Later he was given 
a pension position on the Railroad Commis- 
sion by the railroad bosses at the Santa 
Cruz convention. In that office he has done 
absolutely nothing to protect the people's 
interest, being content, seemingly, to draw 
his salary and receive the approving smile 
of Mr. Herrin. 

John M. Eshleman is just the reverse of 
the Summerland type. All his life he has 
been true to the people's interests. He is a 
man who does things. As member of the 
state legislature he made a splendid fight 
for an anti race track gambling bill. The 
measure failed of passage at that session, but 
the brave efforts made by Eshleman at that 
time paved the way for its enactment into 
law at the last session. In his every public 
act, Eshleman has proved himself to be a 
man of highest character, able, honest and 

With such men to choose between, the 
voters can not be in doubt. 


Should a newspaper have a conscience? 

What a strange question ! Fifty years 
ago few would have thought such a query 
anything short of ridiculous on its face. Ben 


klin, Hoi Raymond, the 

Bennett, Thurlow Wed. all would 

turn over in their graves wen the) ... learn 

mcrity, in these 
the twentieth century, to pro- 
h a question. Were Hearst and 
the land to which these 
have journeyed 
they, too, probably would endeavor to raise 
their hands in protest. But there, as lure, 
nobody would pay any attention to them 
exce| n their Feeble effort with 


At the City Club last week Reynold I-:. 
Blight raised the question found in the first 
nee of this brief comment and. to the 
eminent satisfaction of his auditors, an- 
swered it affirmatively. In citiri 
newspaper devoid of conscience he called 

ones, hut everybody understood which 
r lie iiad in mind. 

As a medium for working untold mischief 
a mendacious newspaper stands at the head 
of the class. A low-browed criminal who 
steals upon li is victim unawares and stabs 
him in the hack is nothing when contrasted 
with a conscienceless newspaper which 
makes it its daily business to assassinate 
character and attempt to mislead its readers 
on matters pertaining to the public welfare. 
Such a menace to society can he handicap- 
ped in hut one way. It must be struck 
in its vital part-its business office — before 
it can he rendered innocuous. It should 
no more lie admitted into the family circle 
than should a known roue be invited by a 
father to dance attention upon a virtuous 
daughter. It should no more be used as a 
messenger of trade and commerce than 
should a dishonest man be intrusted with 
the funds of a bank. 

A man is known in these days no more by 
the company he keeps than by the news- 
paper he reads. 

* * * 


Alden Anderson is a good man — a very 
good man. a superlatively good man. His 
own letters — or the letters sent out every 
few hours to the newspapers of the state 
from his campaign headquarters in Los An- 
geles — have declared him to be about the 
best thing that ever happened. He has been 
"instrumental" in doing pretty nearly 
everything that has been done in behalf of 
the people of California. 

"From 1903 to 1907 he was lieutenant- 
governor of the state with Governor George 
C. Pardee," declares one of his laudatory 
missiles, "and, during that time, president 
of the state senate. Here again his dispo- 
sition to serve the whole people was appar- 
ent on many occasions." And then the fall- 
ing arrow strikes, its tail-feathers setting 
in motion a vibrating message — "as popular 
as Roosevelt." 

There is no doubt that Alden Anderson 
was. as his message to the public declares, 
lieutenant-governor from 1903 to 1907. And 
as lieutenant-governor he was president of 
the state senate. Rut how about his 'Mis- 
position to serve the whole people"? Some- 
body may be rash enough to raise the ques- 
tion. It is hardly likely that Mr. Ander- 
son and his zealous campaign managers 
will he able to tell a'l the nice things about 
his record in this office. Let us anticipate 
a little. 

As president of the senate, Alden Ander- 
son appointed the senate committees which 
passed upon all bills and resolutions he- 
fore that body was privileged to dispose of 

them. There were, a- usual, a number of 

riant hills affecting the people and the 
rations which needed careful scrutiny 
by the committee on corporations. It was 
necessary that this committee should he 
composed for the most part of "safe' men — 
safe so far as the interests of the la, 
and other corporations were concerned. The 
id" Mr. Anderson made it safe. Here 
is his committee on corporations, session of 

Louis l meal, chairman. Oneal is from 
Santa Clara county. For years he has bei n 
an attorney of the Southern Pacific Rail- 
road. His record in the legislature shows 
that he voted persistently in favor of every 

machine measure ami just as persistent!) 

against every hill designed to free the state 
government from the corrupt domination 
of the Southern Pacific. 

Edward 1. Wolfe. Wolfe, of San Fran- 
cisco, Anderson's second man on the com- 
mittee, has always boasted of his machine 
affiliations. He is and for years has been 
the political partner of Senator Leavitt. He 
was attorney for the notorious Emeryville 
racetrack, and led the fight to kill the race- 
track gambling bill in the sessions of 1907 
and 1909. With Leavitt he led the forces 
which endeavored to make the direct pri- 
mary law as ridiculously ineffective as pos- 

Frank Leavitt. The third member of the 
committee, Leavitt, was the publisher ot 
the official program of the Emeryville race- 
track, a concession which netted him many 
thousands of dollars yearly. He was Wolfe's 
chief second in the fight against the direct 
primary, leader in the fight against the 
racetrack gambling bill, and has always op- 
posed progressive measures and as con- 
sistently fought for machine measures. The 
worse they were the more bitterly he has 
fought for them. He is the machine boss 
of Alameda county, which he has ruled for 
the Southern Pacific. 

Cornelius Pendleton. "Cornie" Pendle- 
ton needs 'but few words of introduction to 
the voters of Los Angeles county. He has 
been notoriously a handy man for Walter 
F. Parker. His service in the legislature 
was distinguished chiefly by his assiduous 
labors for the machine under the direction 
Oif the Southern Pacific bosses. 

Hahn. This is Halm of Pasadena, whose 
affectionate letters to Boss Parker — the 
"Dear Walter" letters — were politico-liter- 
ary gems of the purest water. Further com- 
ment in the case of Hahn were superfluous. 

The personnel of the corporations com- 
mittee shows the exact chance which the 
people of California had against the South- 
ern Pacific during the senatorial reign of 
President Anderson of the state senate. It 
is barely possible that the Anderson pub- 
licity bureau may overlook these five in- 
cidents in the Anderson struggle "to serve 
the whole people." 

The Pacific Outlook is not engaged in 
assisting Mr. Anderson to make his cam- 
paign in the South, but it cheerfully of- 
fers these five points for consideration. 

Oh. ves ! We almost forgot Mr. Ander- 
son's choice committee on public morals in 
that session. To this committee was re- 
ferred all measures affecting racetracks and 
the public morals generally. In order that 
he might see that the whole people were 
properly "served" in the way of legisla- 
tion affecting public morality, the good Mr. 
Anderson selected the choicest possible 
committee to supervise measures coming 
under this head. For example, he named 

as a majority oi the committee on public 
morals, Leavitt, iid Tyrrell, the lat- 

lacked b) ( < >1< mel "I Jan" Bui i 

thc owners of the Emeryville track. 

All of which is respectfull) presented for 

the careful c< m i d nun who 

like anothi nan. 

* + + 


It is a small world in which we live. 

What happens in London may he known to 
New York within a ii'w moments. In mid- 
ocean one may he constantly under the 
espionage of Scotland Yard. Mount Mc- 

Kinley lies almost at the threshold of Seat- 
tle, and even the North Pole is within hail- 
ing distance. Cook was found out and 
Crippen was located. 

Yes, the world is small, indeed. Bui 
small as it is the most vigilant and most 
assiduous trailer has not v -t been able to 
locate Stanton's vote north of the Teha- 
chepi. Maybe it is like the needle in the 
haystack — somewhere, but hard to find. 


Senator Lorimer of Illinois had best hurry 
up and put that senatorship in his wife's 
name. — Muskogee Times-Democrat. 

Only a little while now to the organi- 
zation of the Society of Men Who Crossed 
with Roosevelt. — Detroit Free Press. 

It is rumored that Yale will drop Greek 
as an entrance requirement. Prospective 
students, however, will still be required to 
bat .300 and field .979, we presume. — De- 
troit Free Press. 

Perhaps the Washington administration 
would be kinder to the Estrada followers in 
Nicaragua if they would conduct their oper- 
ations under some other name than that of 
"insurgents." — New Orleans Times-Demo- 

Some of the fences the politicians are 
trying to mend this summer are found to 
be made of live wire. — Houston Chronicle. 

Anyiyviay 'there jis some likelihood that 
hereafter The Outlook will have its foot- 
ball and prize-fight news edited properly. 
— Pittsburg Gazette-Times. 

The $45,000,000 worth of diamonds and 
other precious stones imported during the 
year will substantially increase the amount 
of collateral available for automobile bail 
bonds. — New York World. 

Civilization is spreading rapidly in the 
Philippines. In the last fiscal vear they im- 
ported from this country $39,000 worth ot 
soap, compared with $22,000 the year be- 
fore. — Wall Street Journal. 

The cabinet officer wdio protests con- 
stantly that he has not thought of resign- 
ing, certainly seems to have some sort of 
mental process concerning that so far non- 
existent act. — Pittsburg Dispatch. 

Mr. Guggenheim advises young men to 
go to Alaska, admitting', then, that he may 
have overlooked something. — Detroit Xews. 

Congressmen are freely signing pardon pe- 
titions. The reciprocity idea is gainng 
ground. — Wall Street Journal. 



•TT HE DATA for this depart- 
^» ment is supplied from the 
statistical bureau of the Munici- 
pal League of Los Angeles, but 
neither that organization nor 
any other has any control over, 
or is in any way responsible for, 
the general policy of PACIFIC 

Municipal Reference Libraries: 

Since the National Municipal 
League has promoted the plan of 
municipal reference libraries, as a 
means of furthering public interest 
in municipal advancement, various 
cities have taken up the work. In 
many cases a municipal reference 
branch is maintained in connection 
with the public library and in others 
books are kept, classified. 

In a report just made by Dr. Hor- 
ace E. Flack, chairman of the National 
Municipal League's committee on 
municipal reference libraries, this 
record of progress is contained: 

"In May, 1909, letters were sent to 
the public libraries of twenty-seven 
large cities, from which twenty-four 
replies were received, nearly all in ac- 
cord with the expressed need of a 
municipal reference collection. Half 
of the suggestions were in favor of 
a library maintained in the municipal 
building, with its control in the pub- 
lic library in order to keep it out of 

"In March, 1910, letters were sent 
to public libraries in all cities with 
a population of 50,000 and more. The 
replies thus far received are of the 
same tenor as those from the larger 

"Incidental to this inquiry the let- 
ters evoked an interest in the subject. 
In Minneapolis the trustees have 
taken up the question of having a 
municipal reference collection. In 
Kansas City, Mo., the City Club is 
urging a municipal reference library 
to be authorized by council. In other 
cities the making of such a library 

"The universities of Wisconsin and 
Kansas each maintains a municipal 
reference bureau. Los Angeles has a 
bureau under the control of a private 
institution. Robert Treat Paine, Jr., 
of Boston, is working upon a plan of a 
general municipal reference bureau 
for all the cities of Massachusetts." 

The Los Angeles Municipal Refer- 
ence Bureau which has been estab- 
lished by Rev. Dana W. Bartlett will 
probably be formally opened in Sep- 
tember. The bureau is already at 
work receiving and classifying peri- 
odicals which treat of municipal af- 
fairs, and is disseminating informa- 
tion as its capacity allows. 

Traffic Congestion in Chicago: As 
a result of a trip to Europe, whither 
he was sent by the Association of 
Commerce, Capt. Chas. C. Healey of 
the Chicago Mounted police, reports 
that the only solution of the traffic 
congestion problem in Chicago is to 
be found in the adoption of a sub- 
way. Some of Capt. Healey's recom- 
mendations for traffic regulation in 
his city were: 

"The pedestrians and drivers of 
Chicago, like those of London, should 
be taught and compelled to obey the 
directions of officers at street cross- 

"A school should be organized for 
the instruction of newly appointed 
traffic men, which should be attended 
for at least a month previous to the 
entry upon their duties. These men 
should be taught general police du- 
ties, crossing regulations, proper de- 
meanor to the public, and they should 
also be instructed as to the ordi- 
nances of the city and the method of 
presenting and handling their cases 
in court. 

"There should be absolute unob- 
struction of street cars and the rule 
should be applied to make all slowly 
moving vehicles keep as close to the 
curb as possible. 

"The streets in the business district 
should be cleaned at night and 
properly sprinkled so as not to ob- 
struct traffic during the daytime." 

How the Initiative Works in Oregon: 

In answer to the question what 
Oregon has accomplished through the 
initiative and referendum, William S. 
U'Ren, an Oregon member of the 
National Municipal League, has set 
forth the various results. Briefly these 

A satisfactory direct primary nomi- 
nating election law; the method of 
electing United States Senators by 
the legislature as designated by the 
people; political machine wrecked and 
the job of party boss abolished; rail- 
road -passes abolished; sale of fran- 
chises stopped in Portland and other 
cities; home rule in charter making 
for cities; legislature stopped from 
loading down the general appropria- 
tions bill with special appropriations; 
adoption of the recall, giving to the 
people the power to dismiss state and 
local officers who are incompetent or 
not trustworthy; constitutional re- 
striction removed to prevent propor- 
tional representation and election by 
a majority instead of a plurality vote; 
laws passed after their rejection by 
the legislature for taxing certain cor- 
porations; rejection of some unpopu- 
lar appropriations made by the legis- 
lature; passage of a law against the 
excessive use of money in elections, 
the law designated to put the poor 
man on a footing with the rich man 
in seeking office and limits candidates 
to an expenditure not exceeding one- 
fourth of the salary of the office; de- 
velopments of a sense of individual 
responsibility for the success of self- 

Washington and other western 
states are working for similar legis- 

Progressive Oakland: In the pre- 
election platform, the Citizens' Pro- 
gressive Party, which was elected re- 
cently in Oakland, advocated the fol- 
lowing features for a new charter: 

"A commission form of government 
with the mayor elected by the people 
and not by the commission. 

"The initiative and referendum and 
recall with such fair percentages as 
will most facilitate their use for the 
control of franchises and for effective 
self-government by the people. 

"The acquisition, ownership and 
operation of public utilities by the 

"The municipal ownership and con- 
trol of water supply, water-front and 
wharves, and the disposal of public 
franchises only on a basis which will 
insure to the city a just return on the 
value of the privilege granted. 

"The exercise of civil service re- 
form in all municipal departments. 

"The employment of Oakland citi- 
zens only on municipal work, the 
wages to be based upon the standard 
governing private employers. 

"The short ballot in the interest 
of intelligent choice by the electorate. 

"The holding of direct primary non- 
partisan elections, the rotation of 
names on the ballots at all elections 
and the abolition of ward lines. 

"The borough system in the event 
of consolidation with adjoining cities 
and a consolidated city and county 

Public Ownership Profits in an 
English City: Consul Albert Halstead 
reports that the profits on the gas, 
street railway and electric supply de- 
partments of the English city of Birm- 
ingham for the year ended March 31, 
1910, aggregated $562,845, an increase 
of $23,242 over the previous municipal 
year, says "Municipal Engeneering." 
Of these profits the gas department 
contributed $352,787, an increase of 
$5,027 over 1908-9 and $54,403 over 
1907-8. The street railway depart- 
ment contributed $160,180, an increase 
of $17,000 over 1908-9, and despite the 
fact that by shortening the hours of 
motormen, conductors and other em- 
ployes the wage cost was increased 
by about $38,932. The electric sup- 
ply department contributed $49,882, 
an increase of $1,182 over 1908-9. 
These net profits are allotted for the 
reduction of taxation, and the profit 
is only regarded as net after sufficient 
sums have been set aside for depre- 
ciation, reserve and repayment of 
capital borrowed. The gas depart- 
ment, in addition to its contribution 
of $352,787 for the relief of taxation, 
contributed $19,466 to the city and 
$54,641 to the public lighting in the 
city, .making its total of actual profit 
above all expenses for supplies, 
wages, maintenance, depreciation, etc., 
$425,889. The returns from other de- 
partments of the city, such as water, 
markets, etc., are not in, but as the 
water department, by reason of the 
great cost of construction, is a con- 
stant charge on the city taxes, the 
net profit on all city business under- 
takings will be reduced to about $146,- 

Chicago Bureau of Efficiency: Chi- 
cago, through the initiative of the 
City Club, is to have a bureau of effi- 
ciency. The plan, primarily, is for 
the purpose of following up the work 
of the Merriam commission, keeping 
tab on the administration of the va- 
rious departments of government, and 
at times suggesting where changes 
for the better could be made. The 
organization which will have the mat- 
ter in hand will be known as the Chi- 
cago Bureau of Public Efficiency, and, 
while being unofficial in its character, 
will not hesitate, to quote the Record- 
Herald, to delve into anything that 
"doesn't look right." 

In addition to the municipal gov- 
ernment the commission will make 
an investigation into the manner of 
accounting and the expenditures of 
the county board, sanitary district, 
board of education, public library and 
park boards. There will at all times 
be a staff of expert acccountants and 
investigators at work. 

The proposed commission will be 
under the general direction of six 
trustees, selected' by the board of di- 
rectors of the City Club, who shall in 
turn choose a director to assume ac- 
tive charge of the work under them. 
As outlined the plan is similar to the 
bureau of municipal research now in 
operation in New York City. 

which party organizations, specially 
powerful in the United States, place 
in the way of educated and public- 
spirited men seeking to enter politics. 
There may be truth in this as regards 
the lower districts of the larger cities, 
but one can scarcely think it general- 
ly true even of the cities. More fre- 
quently it is alleged that the work of 
local politics is disagreeable, bring- 
ing a man into contact with vulgar 
people and exposing him to misrepre- 
sentation and abuse. This is an ex- 
cuse for abstention which ought 
never to be heard in a democratic 
country. If politics are anywhere 
vulgar, they ought not to be suffered 
to remain vulgar, as they will remain 
if the better educated citizens keep 
aloof. They involve the highest in- 
terests of the nation or the city. The 
way in which they are handled is a 
lesson to the people either in honesty 
or in knavery. The best element in 
a community can not afford to let its 
interests be the sport of self-seekers 
or rogues." — James Bryce, British 

A Wonderful Civic Achievement: 

St. Paul has stepped ahead of New 
York, Denver, Kansas City and Chi- 
cago in the matter of a public audi- 
torium for conventions and other 
events that call together vast numbers 
of people. The structure begun in 
1905 and recently completed is of 
steel and congrete, covering an area 
of 301x181 feet and costing $460,000. 
It was built by the business men of 
St. Paul and presented to the city. 
Madison Square Garden in New York 
is somewhat larger in area but seats 
only 7800, as against the 10,000 that 
the St. Paul auditorium provides for. 
The big audience room can at no cost, 
except for a few minutes' work of 
half a dozen men, be cut down to a 
theater seating 3200 people, which 
makes it a steady revenue producer. 
The stage is big enough to hold 2000 
people dancing or a battalion of in- 
fantry maneuvering. The building is 
not only entirely practical but also 

Disposal of Denver's Sewage: An 

ordinance is pending in the Denver 
(Colo.) city council which provides 
for the sale of the city's sewage and 
waste water to an irrigating and fer- 
tilizing company. The company pro- 
poses to build conduits connecting 
the mouths of the sewers with a plant 
that is to be erected in an adjoining 
county (Adams.) There the sewage 
will be converted into fertilizer and 
the water sold for irrigation. For the 
right the company offers the city 
$5,000 a year until the population in- 
creased to 250,000, when the rate 
would be $6,250, and for every 50,000 
increase in population thereafter 
$1,250 additional annually. 

Celebrating a "Sane" Fourth: Den- 
ver has a "Patriotic League" whose 
chief object is to provide for a "sane 
Fourth," by giving the people enter- 
tainments of a sensible and patriotic 
nature. Next year's celebration, it is 
expected, will attract 40,000 visitors 
to the city. 

One of the Causes of Bad Govern- 
ment: "Some of your political re- 
formers have dwelt on the difficulties 

Baseball Fields: New York is doing 
playground work on a wholesale 
scale. This year it lays out 12 new 
baseball fields for boys at various 
points in the park areas. 

Mad Dog: Now is the season of the 
year when the Eastern cities all have 
mad dog scares and pass ordinances 
requiring Fido to wear a muzzle when 
he goes out in public. 



Reynold E. Blight Talks to City Club 
On a Pertinent Subject. 

iglit, minister of ilic 
llowship, gave a stir- 
ring the City Club lunch- 

- lie conclusion of the speech. 
which dealt with the modern news- 
Finlayson proi 

three cheers for the speaker, and the 
enthusiasm with which the members 
of the club responded left no doubt as 
to the impression the address had 
made upon them. 

Mr. Blight said, in part: "The news- 
paper is the most influential and 
powerful institution in modern so- 
ciety. The pulpit, the school, the 
forum have to make way for the 
>aper. We are dependent upon 
the newspaper for our information 
surrounding the world of men and 

Tomorrow morning when you take 
from your breakfast table your news- 
paper, you have before you the win- 
dow through which you look upon 
the rapid procession of activities of 
men: Here we have an anti-foreign 
riot in China, famine and industrial 
oppression in India, governmental 
experiments in New Zealand, parlia- 
mental crisis in England, financial 
flurries in Wall street, and a whole 
train of happenings, inspiring, squalid, 
scandalous, trivial, that make up the 
day's news. It is the dispenser of in-. 
"iiiition concerning men and events. 
It determines the questions of popu- 
lar interest, sets the trend of dis- 
cussion, molds public opinion, and is 
tin arbiter of the fashions of public 
Speech, public thought and general 
customs. The community is depend- 
ent upon it for information and guid- 
ance concerning commercial, social 
and political matters. We do not go 
anymore, in great throngs, to listen 
to debates of political candidates. We 
let t lie politicians thrash their propo- 
sitions out in the newspaper. We 
know that campaigns are usually — but 
thank goodness not always — deter- 
mined by the newspapers and the 
stand they take. 

"The newspapers are a means of 
communication for us. For instance, 
we want information about our city 
council. It is impossible for us to go 
to the city council and even if we did 
attend we would be but little the 
wiser. We depend upon the news- 
papers not only to tell us what our 
representatives do but also to tell us 
the significance of their actions. 

Editorial Influence 

"The editorial page speaks with 
oracular authority, and multitudes not 
having ability, time or inclination to 
investigate facts, make logical deduc- 
tions and arrive at conclusions on 
matters of general interest, are com- 
pelled to accept the statements and 
arguments of their favorite daily at 
face value. The occult influence of 
the printed page, the witchery of 
words, the psychological power of 
'dogmatic assertions, the anonymity 
of the writings, all combine to give 
the editorials a prestige that it is al- 
most impossible to overcome and 
overestimate. The fact that the news- 
paper comes every day and therefore, 
by continuous suggestion, promul- 
gates its theory, is another source of 

Dividends Not the First Essential 
mid this powerful institution 
a conscience: be amenable to the 
moral law; be subject to considera- 

of right and wrong; be respon- 
sible to God or man for its influence? 

"There are those who are quick to 
reply in the negative. They will say. 
'Why a newspaper- it is simply a 
private concern for makinj 
and is no more under obligations of 
morality and amenable to the law 
than a department store or a stock 
exchange.' Harriman, when asked 
the purpose of all his consolidating 
and railroad financing, with perfect 
candor said, 'The purpose is to make 
the roads pay dividends.' Unfortu- 
nately this is true with too many 
newspapers. Charles A. Dana said 
the first essential in publishing a 
newspaper was to 'Raise Cain and sell 

"Yellow Journalism 

"Conscienceless newspapers will 
pander to the prejudices and the pas- 
sions of the ignorant masses. Its 
news columns will reek with scandal 
and sensationalism. The follies of a 
decadent society, the abnormalities of 
crime and degeneracy, the squalid 
tragedies of lust, the degrading news 
of brutalizing sports, will be dished 
up to tickle depraved appetites. 
Brothel, divorce court and the haunts 
of vice will be ransacked for tid-bits 
of pruiency. Such newspapers are 
well named 'gutter sheets,' dealing, as 
they do, in gutter wares to dwellers 
in moral sewers. It is impossible to 
estimate the power for evil of a news- 
paper thus catering to the base pas- 
sions of the multitude. 

The Subsidized Press 

"However, the most demoralizing 
influence in modern society* is not the 
newspaper that frankly deals in in- 
decency and sensationalism. There is 
a class of newspapers — without con- 
science or self respect — that are in the 
market brazenly on sale to the high- 
est bidder. Well-edited, tvnographic- 
ally excellent, respectable, dignified 
and conservative, having the support 
of the business community, entering 
the best homes and clubs, quoted in 
the most intelligent circles, yet rotten 
at heart — these are the papers to be 
feared. In the purchasable and sub- 
sidized press is to be found the most 
terrible foe of liberty, progress and 
democracy. It becomes the cham- 
pion of special privilege. We have 
an example of that right here at home. 
We are facing today one of the great- 
est fights in history. It is a con- 
flicts going on in not only Los An- 
geles, but in every state and city of 
this nation. The fight has gotten so 
hot that it is no longer a question of 
partisanship, — are you a Democrat or 
a Republican? We know progressive 
Republicans and progressive Demo- 
crats are very much closer together 
than progressive Democrats and re- 
actionary Democrats. When a man 
says 'I am a Republican.' or 'I am a 
Democrat,' it means nothing. The 
question is 'Do you stand for prog- 
ress or reaction? Do you stand for 
the people or special privileges?' We 
are establishing a new alignment of 
parties at the present time. The con- 
flict is on and we are dependent upon 
our newspapers for guidance in this 
fight. If our newspapers are sub- 
sidized; if they are not true to the 
people's interests what hope is there 
for our fight? 

Blackmailing Sheets 

"The purchaseable press does not 
slop at coloring and suppressing 
news; they go further and manufac- 
ture news. The special articles are 


nd to demoi 
ience. 1 leaven pity 
wretch who incurs the ill- 
will of such I paper There 
depth of malice, perversion and vili- 
on to which it will not stoop in 
attacking him. The low browed thus; 
who stealthily creeps up and drives 
his stilleto into his victim's back i- a 
hero and a gentleman as com] 
with the in iundrel who, 

behind the protection of the anony- 
mous editorial, tears reputations to 
pieces, wrecks careers, and holds up 
his fellow citizen- to ridicule or con- 
tempt to satisfy per dge or 
for dollars paid by interested parties. 

Newspapers That Should Be 

"When ,\e contemplate the powei 
for good or evil in the widespread in- 
fluence of the daily paper, how de- 
pendent we are upon its news service, 
how far-reaching the effect of its edi- 
torial utterances, how authoritative 
its special articles, we are driven to 
the conclusion that not only should a 
newspaper have a conscience, but the 
newspaper without a conscience is a 
grave menace to the well-being of the 
community. No civilized nation in 
time of war will poison the springs 
upon which ihe water supply of a 
hostile city depends. But the taint- 
ing of a water supply is a trivial mat- 
ter as compared to the poisoning of 
the springs of civic and social life. 
Tainted news, tainted editorials, cor- 
rupt the verv heart of the community; 
and he who debauches the intelli- 
gence, the conscience, the ideals of a 
people is a more loathsome creature 
than he who in madness scatters the 
germs of pestilence in their homes. 
Such a newspaper should be shunned. 
I say a newspaper is responsible, not 
only for its news service; not only 
for the accuracy of its special articles; 
not only for the truth of its editorials, 
but responsible for the ideals it holds 
up to the community, and the news- 
paper that persistently and consist- 
ently, for private gain, corrupts the 
private ideal and lowers public mor- 
ality, should be condemned by every 
right-thinking man. How shall we 
condemn? By passing resolutions in 
such clubs .as this? You waste your 
time. You waste your paper and your 
postage by writing letters to the pa- 
pers — the waste basket receives the 
benefit. By going to the editor and 
giving him a beating? You only lose 
your dignity and he has the last word 
anyhow. The only way you can 
strike a paper like that is through its 
only vital part, — its business office 
and I hope to see the time come when 
the business man will say to the 
crooked paper, 'We don't believe in 
dealing with people who are a men- 
ace to the best interests of this com- 
munity and we will refuse to permit 
your paper in our homes or our clubs, 
and we will refuse to give you our ad- 
vertising; we will strike you in the 
only place you can be struck, and that 
is in the pocket book.' 

The Ideal Newspaper 

I would like to say a few words of 
the newspaper with a conscience. 
Such a newspaper will have a news- 
service truthful, wholesome, com- 
plete; it will have editorials frank. 
far-sighted, tolerant, responsible; will 
have a policy broad, definite and pub- 
lic spirited; will have clearcut prin- 
ciples that cannot be bought or in- 
fluenced; and will stand eternally for 
righteousness, progress and funda- 
mental democracy." 

In closing Mr. Blight gave a rendi- 
tion of Berton Braley's "The Re- 
porter's Envoy." 

"When earth's last paper is printed. 

and the forms and the metal are 

When the newest scandal is ancient, 

and the last extra is sold, 

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Wc shall loaf — and, Lord, how we 
need it! — with nothing at all to do 

Till the boss of the perfect paper 
shall call us to work anew. 

"And then we shall work as we'd like 

to, each on his own machine; 
And the truth shall be in our copy 

and nothing shall intervene; 
We shall write real stories about 

them — beggar and millionaire — 
For an editor keen and fearless, a 

paper that's on the square. 
We shall work in a rush and a hurry, 

for that is the goodly Game, 
And we shall not dig in the gutter for 

stories of filth and shame; 
And the copy-readers above us shall 

leave our 'features' alone, 
And the stories that fill the columns 

we shall recognize as our own. 

"We shall have no fool assignments, 

no cruel missions of pain, 
To torture the broken-hearted or 

blacken the sinner's stain; 
We shall scoop and be scooped a- 

plenty, we shall love the flurry 

and noise, 
We shall fight with the business office 

and fuss with the copy-boys; 
But each of us shall be human, and 

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the Paper That Ought to Be." 


Day by day it is becoming more 
apparent that the New York State 
machine committed political suicide 
when it defeated the Cobb direct pri- 
mary bill. 

As the San Francisco Call perti- 
nently remarks: 

"The defeat of the so-called Roose- 
velt direct primary bill in the New 
York legislature bids fair to be an 
expensive victory for the machine. 
By coalition with Tammany the Re- 
publican machine managed barely to 
stave off the enactment of a direct 
nominations law which had the sup- 
port of an actual majority in both 
houses and for which Governor 
Hughes had been working for four 

"In their defeat the people of New 
York and of the nation have won a 
decisive victory. Their defeat is gen- 
erally accepted as opening the way for 
Colonel Roosevelt's expeditious re- 
turn to the political arena. In that 
defeat is promise of another great 
popular advantage. That is the prom- 
ise of Roosevelt and Hughes fighting 
together for the people. Two years 
ago Roosevelt and Hughes were far 
apart. They were disagreed upon the 
selection of a candidate for the presi- 

. "They are together again now. 
There is none of the personal equa- 
tion in their new relations, which 
means so much to the public. They 
are united in a cause. 

"The defeat of the direct primary 
bill in New York may be looked upon 
as only a matter of the moment. 
The majority of the Republican party 
was behind the bill defeated last 
week. With Tammany in control be- 
low the Bronx and the Republican 
machine thoroughly intrenched in a 
few of the upstate counties the peo- 
ple 'may not be able fully to wipe out 
an effective minority at the coming 
election, but they will win, if not this 
year then two years hence. With 
Roosevelt and Hughes at their head 
the people of New York can not fail 
to take over the machinery of their 
own government. 

"As regards Colonel Roosevelt 
himself the defeat of the direct nomi- 
nations bill may be considered only as 
a means of hastening his return to 
political leadership in his state and in 
the nation. Roosevelt could not put 
awav the post of leadership if he 
would. It is extremely doubtful that 
he has any desire to eliminate him- 

self from active personal participa- 
tion in the affairs of his party and his 

It is plainly apparent that the na- 
tion needs Roosevelt and the Roose- 
velt Policies. Wheth'er in office 01 
out he must accept the leadership the 
people are thrusting upon him. — Oak- 
land Enquirer. 


(Riverside Press) 

If one reads no other paper than 
the Los Angeles Times, he would be 
led to suppose that Phil Stanton was 
making a whirlwind canvass of the 
State, and that thousands of voters are 
flocking to his supnort in the north. 
But when you read the papers from 
that part of the State, you get a very 
different story. The Press exchanges 
with all the leading daily papers in 
the San Joaquin, Sacramento and San- 
ta Clara Vallevs. and around San 
Francisco and Oakland, and we have 
vet to find a single paper north of 
Tehachapi that is paying the slight- 
est attention to Stanton as a factor in 
the situation. On a recent visit to the 
north we took pains to talk with a 
large number of leading men. and 
they all agreed that the fight is be- 
tween Johnson and Curr^ or Tohnson 
and Anderson. Not one of them 
s^oke of Stanton seriouslv and moist of 
them laughed at his claims as ridiicu' 
ous. In betting circles Stanton's 
chances for the nomination arc put as 
one in 25; and that puts him down in 
the class with Ellery. 

Why, then, is Stanton kept in the 

The reason is very clear. The Times 
is publishing columns of gush about 
him every day in order to keep ham 
filled up with the idea that he is a real 
candidate and in order to encourage 
other people in Southern California in 
the same delusion. The Times is a 
machine organ, and its motive in 
booming Stanton is to draw votes 
away from Johnson, the one candidate 
that the machine fears. Most of the 
votes that Stanton will receive in 
Southern California (and he will have 
no vote of any consequence anvwhere 
else) would go to Johnson if Stanton 
were not a candidate. Hence the in- 
terest of the machine to flatter him 
and keep him going and to hoodwink 
the Republicans pf Southern California 
into voting for •nam. 

If Stanton had a show of being nom- 
inated, there might be some excuse for 
Southern California Republicans vot- 
ing for him; but he has not, .and a 
vote for him is a vote taken away 
from Tohnson, the reform candidate; 
and that helDS Curry and Anderson 
just that much. 

The trick is so transparent that the 
voters ought to tumble to it. 


The regular monthly meeting of 
the Federated Improvement Associa- 
tions was held Thursday evening in 
the Chamber of Commerce Building, 
being the first meeting since the elec- 
tion of the new officers. The presi- 
dent, Garner Curran, has announced 
the appointment of the following 

Committee on Improving the Los 
Angeles River — Chairman, Tos. Mes- 
mer. East Side; secretary, W. H. Mc- 
Gill; A. A. Bayley, Geo. Rheinschild, 
Frank S. Adams. 

Membership and Grievances — 
Chairman. A. A. Bayley, Sunset Blvd.; 
A. M. Ellis, Sperry Baker. 

Legislative and Resolutions — Chair- 
man, Frank S. Adams. Garvanza; 
John A. Powell, Harry E. Dean. 

Park and Trees — Chairman, W. M. 
Ormsbee, Wilshire; Samuel Young, T. 
W. Goltman. 

Boulevards. Streets and Sidewalks — 
Chairman, W. L. Wickes, Sunset; C. 
H. Clayton. 

Publicity and Entertainment — 
Chairman, J. Mills Davies, N. N. E. 
& N. W.; John T. Pope. 

Finance, Hall and Printing' — Chair- 
man, John T. Pope, Garvanza. 

Schools and Libraries — Chairman, 
Prof. Melville Dozier, Fourth Ward; 
W. H. O'Connell, L. D. Swartent. 

Public Buildings and Grounds — 
Chairman, Henry Le Sage, East Side. 

Fire and Police Protection — Chair- 
man, J. M. Glass, South Main street; 
J. Ed. Musselman. 

Sanitation — Chairman, C. T. Paul, 
Ninth Ward. 

Residence Districts — Chairman, F. 
J. Kalley, Highland Park Protective 

Playgrounds — Chairman, G. G. 
Wheat, West Tenth street. 

Public Utilities — Chairman, R. G. 
Loucks, Arlington Heights. 

Harbor Improvements — Chairman, 
Capt. L. Hansen, S. S. W.; F. M. 

Vermont Boulevard — Chairman, Dr. 
C. S. James, N. N. E. & N. W.; Jones. 

Visiting Committee — Chairman, 
Garner Curran; W. H. McGill, John 
T. Pope, A. A. Bayley. 


At the regular weekly luncheon of 
the City Club to be held at the West- 
minster Hotel today (Saturday) at 
12:15 p. m. Charles Wellborn, member 
of the charter revision Committee, 
will speak on "Should the City Char- 
ter be Amended or a New Charter 


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By Willedd Andrews 

may be in- 

:i to inv. ■-■ 
tion of municii 

• had such courts in 
uld raise the courts in 
of the pi 
mand from the 

.iii«l the Judges 

Municipal Court Judges could 

then be elected .-it the same 
time as ov Rcials. I b 

■ ' r. that their term of office 
d continue for tour years or as 
>ple may deem \\i>c. 
after careful co n of the 

In the United States. Mm 
Courts are of statutory creation in all 
tblishcd either by the 
charter of the municipality or by 
quent legislation pursuant to 
constitutional provisions. 

The Ciuirt is usually of both civil 
and criminal jurisdiction, limited in 
amount or to petty offenses, an 
limited territorially to the municipal- 
ity in and for which it is created, 
though it may by the statute en 
it, be given jurisdiction beyond the 
municipal limits. 

The Municipal Court has this ad- 
vantage over Justice Courts; it is gen- 
erally given exclusive jurisdiction of 
all prosecution for violations of 
Municipal By-laws and ordinances, re- 
gardless of the amount of the line 
that may be imposed in case of a con- 
viction, while the Justice Court has 
jurisdiction in amounts involved un- 
der $300. 

Municipal Courts have been suc- 
fully organized in Chicago; the 
people of that city understand the 
purpose of said Courts and loyally 
support them in the administration 
of justice. 

In Article X on page 50 of the 
Charter of the City of Los Angeles, 
is a provision in reference to Police 
Courts and their jurisdiction. Sec- 
tion 100 of said article provides that, 
"The Police Court shall have ex- 
clusive jiiri-.Iiction of the criminal 
proceedings for a violation of any city 
ordinance, and of all civil actions and 
proceedings arising out of a violation 
of such ordinances, and for the col- 
lection of any license required by any 
ordinance, except such actions and 
proceedings as fall within the juris- 
diction of other Courts under the pro- 
visions of the Constitution of this 

i Section 101 provides that — "The Po- 
lice Court shall also have exclusive 
jurisdiction of the following public 
offenses committed within the city 
(except when prosecuted by indict- 
ment or information): 1, petty lar- 
ceny; 2, assault and battery; 3, 
breaches of the peace, riot, commit- 
i ting willful injury to property and all 
misdemeanors punishable by line or 
by imprisonment in the county jail, 
or both; 4, proceedings respecting 
>agrants, lewd or disorderly persons. 
After a careful examination of the 

ind them : will 

inflict in any way with thi 
Municipal Courts. If pi . 
organized, with due regard to 

onal provisions, the Municipal 
directly or indin 
usurp the functi 

- in the citj or Justice Courts in 

In California, the B 

power to appoint a jl 
"I the peace for a new township 
created by them under the County 
nmenl Act, to fill a vacancy in 
the newly created office, which be- 
comes vacant on thi of its 
creation as an existing office without 
an incumbent. 

On the same principle, it was held 
that the provisions of the Count) 
i iovernment Act of 1893, authoi 
boards of supervisors to lill by ap- 
ncnl the office of justice of the 
peace when vacant, are nut in con- 
llici with the provisions of the con- 
stitution making the office an elective 
one. People vs. Chaves, 122 Cal. 134. 

\\ e are dealing here only with the 
power of the State to appoint, but 
with the City of Los Angeles admin- 
istrating part of its laws through the 
channel of Municipal Courts, it would 
naturally follow that the appointive 
power in such matters would vest in 
the city. If such a status in refer- 
ence to our Courts would exist in Los 
Angeles, the municipal corporation 
could be expressly authorized, in case 
of a vacancy being created, to appoint 
a new municipal judge. This pro- 
ceeding, as a matter of course, would 
be carried out by the proper city 

It is well settled in this country 
that Municipal Courts may be in- 
vested by the Legislature with crim- 
inal jurisdiction for the prosecution 
of other crimes and misdemeanors, 
occurring within the territory over 
which their jurisdiction extends, if to 
give them such jurisdiction infringes 
no constitutional provision of the par- 
ticular State. 

In Pennsylvania and Illinois the 
qualifications of Municial Judges are 
prescribed cither by the Constitution 
or by statute. In the absence of such 
provision, it has been held that the 
constitutional provisions, as to the 
qualifications which members of the 
State judiciary must possess, have no 
application to Judges of Municipal 
Courts. It is hardly necessary to 
mention in passing, that such Judges 
should be men of the highest charac- 
ter and lawyers of experience and 

In the absence of any statutory or 
constitutional limitation, a Municipal 
Court may entertain an action by a 
non-resident. Generally the statutes 
creating Municipal Courts and giving 
them jurisdiction in certain civil cases 
expressly provide that they shall be 
without power to exercise equity 
jurisdiction, though it has been con- 
ferred on them in the State of New 


San Francisco Star. 

The Los Angeles Times, which 
divides its time between fighting labor 
unions, and boosting for the Southern 
Pacific Railroad political organization 
south of Tehache"i. nas recentlv 
turned its batteries won Los Angeles 
reform leaders in general and Myer 
Lissner in particular. 

Lissner is a thorn in the side of the 
Los Angeles machine — and hence dis- 
liked most cordially by the Los An- 

geles Times, which is, by the way, the 
only important "rat" newspaper pub- 
lished in California. 

Lissner is one of the most effective 
political organizers in the state, and 
on the rig-lit side always. Firs! he 
organized the fight at Los Angeles 
for the initiative, referendum and re 
call. Having secured them for Los 
Angeles, Lissner organized the city to 
compel the recall of the machine's 
mayor, wdio had been caught in 
crooked courses. The mayor, in 
spite of the efforts of Walter Par- 


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ker, the Southern Pacific's political 
agent at Los Angeles, was forced to 
give up his office. 

Lissner's latest offense has been to 
organize Southern California for 
Hiram Johnson for governor. The 
Times is supporting Stanton, tlie ma- 
chine candidate being held in reserve 
in Southern California, to whose sup- 
port it will turn unanimously if 
Curry and Anderson both fail to make 

Stanton's chief claim upon the ma- 
chine is that as speaker of the Assem- 
bly he used his influence to prevent 
the passage of the anti-Jananese bills 
at the last session of the Legislature. 
Naturally, the machine, secretly, and 
the Los Angeles Times, openly, arc 
behind Stanton. For the same r 
the Times is actively against Hiram 
Johnson. Hence its anger at Lissner. 
whom it is exhausting a villainous 
vocabularv in vilifving. 

The Star's congratulations go out 
to Myer Lissner of Los Angeles. 
Vilification from the Los Angeles 
Times is as excellent a recommenda- 
tion of integrity, patriotism and gen- 
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What Insurgency 
Has Done 

(New York Evening Post) 

When Republican insurgents in the 
House and Senate come up for re- 
election next fall, and^are asked what 
they have done for the cause of good 
government, they can truthfully reply 
that they have advanced indiv'dual 
responsibility for legislation in both 
branches of Congress. They have 
done this by making it impossible for 
those they deemed tad leaders to 

They have gone further, and told 
the House, the Senate and the coun- 
try why the legislation proposed by 
these leaders was not in harmony 
with the advanced thought of the day, 
and they have made their case so 
strong that outcroppings (of insur- 
gency in politics have already come 
to the Surface in such states as 
Maine, Massachusetts and New York. 
The most important accomplishments 
of the insurgents in Congress to date 
have been: 

The forcing of the House organi- 
zation" to adopt the Fitzgerald rule 
for a calendar Wednesday. 

The removal of the Speaker of the 
House from the House rules commit- 
tee, increasing the membership there- 
of to ten, and causing the election of 
its members by the House itself. This 
effectually clipped a goodly portion 
of the power of the speaker. 

The Right of Free Speech 

The most positive accomplishment 
of the Senate insurgents has been the 
establishment of the right of free 
critical speech on pending legislation, 
regardless of the wishes of the Sen- 
ate leaders for silence. This move 
has acquainted the country with the 
weaknesses of proposed legislation, 
and has forced senators hitherto dis- 
posed to follow their leader blindly 
to come out of their position of ir- 
responsibility and demonstrate their 
fitness to hold their jobs. 

Another positive accomplishment of 
the Senate insurgents has been the 
voluntary retirement of Senator Al- 
drich and Senator Hale, who foresaw 
that their leadership had become a 
thing of the past. 

House and Senate More Effective 

It is a mistake to regard the 
achievements of insurgency in Con- 
gress, as some of the stand-patters 
would have it, as wholly futile. The 
above list of actual accomplishments 
is a refutation of any such assertion. 
The insurgents of both houses have 
encouraged individual knowledge 
among members where ignorance pre- 
viously existed, and knowledge has, 
as history repeatedly shows, brought 
about an independence of action for 
the general good of all concerned. 
The House and the Senate today are 
more effective legislative bodies as a 
result of the insurgent propaganda 
than they were when the recent ses- 
sion of Congress began its work. 
Not Without a Struggle 

Progress of the House toward legis- 
lative salvation has not been without 
its vicissitudes, as the country well 
knows. Insurgency and insurgents 
have had to withstand attack in that 
body in every particular comparable 
to that administered to Speaker Can- 

Over on the Senate side those sena- 
tors who in the past have attached 
themselves to the Aldrich and Hale 
coat-tails are awakening to the fact 
that their individual responsibility for 
legislation is looming up on the hori- 
zon, and, like Halley's comet, is of 
great interest to their constituents. 
Under the guise of senatorial dignity 
there has been a lot of loafing in 

the Senate in the past. The sena- 
torial habit of sitting still and look- 
ing wise, and then following the lead- 
er, who does all the thinking, seems 
to the hopeful about to become a 
thing of the past. The fittest will 
survive, unless the states which send 
the dead timber to the Senate are 
so far behind the times as not to de- 
sire to keep pace with progress. No 
one will say, when this accounting is 
held, that the price of insurgency has 
not been a real boon to the country 
and the Senate. 
No More Revision for the Interests 

As a result of the insurgent fight 
against the last Tariff Bill, it is gen- 
erally understood in Washington that 
this country has seen its last gen- 
eral revision of the tariff in the in- 
terest of the protected beneficiaries. 

If this idea is correct, separate 
schedules hereafter will be treated 
piecemeal, as the occasion demands, 
and those who believe in this system 
predict that this method of revision 
will enable the country to proceed 
without business disturbances and 
with its full measure of _ prosperity 
while the process of revision is in 
operation. This possible accomplish- 
ment of insurgency is worth as much, 
if not more, than all other accom- 
plishments put together, when real- 
ized. .... 

It is to be hoped that the political 
issues raised by the. insurgency which 
will be considered in the coming cam- 
paign, will be presented to the elec- 
torate in so clear and concise a form 
that their full import may be under- 
stood and appreciated. A long step 
forward has been taken, but there 
remains yet to clinch what has been 
accomplished. The outcome of the 
fall campaign will decide in a large 
measure the wish of the country in 
this respect. 


The Legislatures of tewnty-nine 
states have passed resolutions de- 
manding that a National Convention 
be called to frame a Constitutional 
Amendment providing for the elec- 
tion of United States Senators by 
popular vote. Such action by one or 
two more states will make it obliga- 
tory upon Congress to call such a 
convention, as provided by the Con- 

The demand for such a convention 
has resulted from repeated refusals of 
the United States Senate to submit 
such an amendment to the_ various 
states, in response to resolutions fav- 
oring direct election of Senators, 
passed bv more than two-thirds of the 
various Legislatures. If the Senate 
does not soon recede from its obstruc- 
tive position on this question, the con- 
vention must be called and it would 
deprive that body of further power to 
block the will of the people in this 

In a larsre number of states — prob- 
ably two-thirds — the election of United 
States Senators has become more or 
less popular in nature, through nomi- 
nating primaries and in other ways. 
But the best means to set the ques- 
tion at rest is by amendment to the 
Federal Constitution, making popular 
election compulsory, and stripping 
from the state legislatures all power 
in the matter. 

Experience has shown that the 
right to select Senators tends to the 
corruption of Legislatures and their 
control by corporations. The Senate 
has become far too much representa- 
tive of wealth and privilege, and far 
too ''little mindful of the rights and 
welfare of the people. — Sacramento 

it first was tried in Galveston, Texas, 
has been remarkable. Texas herself, 
having the first and closest view of 
the practical workings of the plan, has 
given it her unqualified indorsement 
by adopting it in every city and town 
of any importance in the state. Kan- 
sas is not .far behind, ninety per cent 
of her cities of any size now being 
operated under this form of govern- 
ment. Then comes Iowa, with more 
than three-fourths of her urban ponu- 
lation governing itself in this manner. 
These are the states in which the 
plan has been most widely adopted, 
but there is hardly a state which con- 
tains no cities thus governed. Thus 
far some seventy of our cities have 
adopted the plan, these including a 
considerable number of 75 000 to 160,- 
000 each. At present Buffalo, with a 
population of about 400.00P, is the 
largest city with such a government, 
but although lar^e communities move 
slowly, it is not the less a fact that 
they do move, and so it is reasonable 
to presume that a conception of the 
value of the Galveston plan gradually 
will work its way into the perceptions 
of the i urbaniites, and thev then will 
adopt it. It was good seed that the 
once-demolished Texas citv sowed, 
and it is spreading mighti'v. — Califor- 
nia Weekly. 


"Such oblique approaches to our 
legislatures as have recently been un- 
covered, should be given their true 
name — treason; treason to the prin- 
ciples of liberty, to the principles on 
which our state is built. Whoever is 
involved in acts of this underhand 
character should feel that he is guilty 
of a traitorous act; something more 
than a misdemeanor; something worse 
than a common crime. Law must be 
held supreme, and must be loyally 
obeyed, most of all in a democracy, 
where there are no agencies of con- 
servation to fill its place. We need, 
therefore, a deeper reverence for law; 
a realization of the truth that to cor- 
rupt the fountain of law is treason." 
— Governor Hughes. 

"The emancipation of the Republi- 
can Party in California from domina- 
tion by the Political Bureau of the 
Southern Pacific Railroad Company 
and its allied interests." — Extract 
from Lincoln-Roosevelt Republican 
League Declaration of Principles. 

"We are not trying to put the cor- 
porations out of business, but out of 
politics." HIRAM W. JOHNSON. 

"The men who debauch and de- 
grade the politics of the Republican 
Party are no partisans. Their only 
object is their own gain." 


"This fight is not local. It is £,Ding 
on all over the country. It is the 
fight against the system." 


"Do you find the cost of living any 
higher than it was. say, five years 
ai?o?" "Yes, sir. Two of m- daugh- 
ters have got married since." — Wash- 
ington Herald. 


The growth of the commission form 
of government for municipalities, since 


CASH Puts a 
Piano in Your 
Home : : : 

During our Great Remodeling and 
Removal Clearance Sale, Prices 
Radically Reduced. Every Piano 
must find a home at once. We'll 
arrange terms to suit. $3 CASH 
secures the Piano you prefer. 
Look Into This QUICK! 

Lucore Piano Co. 

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Primary Election August 16, 1010 




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Cleric of Supreme Court 


Supt. of Public Instruction 


Superinttendent State Printing 


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Railroad Commissioner (3rd Dist.) 



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Polls Augnpt 16. 



the sum total of human 
- one of a dozen or 
final conundrum- pro- 
; marshmallows 
I a big bonfire at one of the 
near b) 

: mm) — er Girl." 

Here's to the Summer Girl — bless 

"May her reign be 

and prosperous!" Ii she were 

■ w every summer and fresh 

every season, were she nol indeed 

hearted and level headed, the 

unstinted adulation so freely ae- 

corded by countless admirers would 

surely turn her pretty head, but it 

't. Both officially and in our 

private capacity, we do her homage. 

First cousin to the Butterfly, the 
summer girl is sipping social 

ver there are flowers, supreme- 
ly indifferent as to whether the loca- 
tion is mountain, beach or counir.i. 
- a busy creature, too, for while 
much of her time must of necessity 
be devoted to that royal pastime, 
queening, life has its more serious as- 
pect, and there are letters to be writ- 
ten to absent chums and to "the other 
girl's brother." and then too, Christ- 
ma* is already beginning to darken 
orizon with its demand for gifts. 
So she organizes pine needle hunts, 
if she is at a mountain resort, and 
graciously goes walking with some 
red chap to Fern canyon or to 
the rustic bridge, in order that she may 
bring home her plunder of scrub oak 
acorns which she purposes to gild or 
varnish and to utilize as tassels on 
sundry and various bags which she 
is planning as holiday gifts. Wholly 
without intent of course, she com- 
poses herself on the veranda with her 
Christmas needlework, and either 
singly or in groups poses for the 
benefit of wandering kodak and 
camera fiends, after the prints are 
finished begging a few of each, which 
she later will make up into books and 
send away as Christinas souvenirs. 

She even makes capital of the hour 
spent daily at the writing desk in the 
big general reading room, where she 
lias "a date to write letters" with 
Some admirer for each day in the 

Mr. and Mrs. L. U. McClure 01 
Leoti avenue have issued invitations 
for the marriage of their daughter, 
Miss Marion, and Edward Keasby, the 
ceremony to take place the evening 
of August 16 at Berean Hall, Temple 
Baptist church. Rev. Robert Jones 
Burdette, D. D., pastor emeritus of 
Temple church, will celebrate the 
rites, which will be witnessed by sev- 
eral hundred guests. 

One of the attractive social hap- 
penings of the week was the tea given 
Tuesday at the Alexandria by Mrs. 
II M. Rooney as a pre-nuptial coute- 
sy to Mi" Mabel Murray, who is 
i to become the bride of George 
Howard. Guests invited to meet 
Miss .Murray were: Mrs. Edith Kin- 
ney, Mrs, Oscar Bryn. Mrs. Walter 
Bryn, Mrs. Paul McCormick, Miss 
Leila Webster. Miss Johanna Slaney, 
Miss Anna McDermott. Miss Jo- 
hanna Maloney, Miss Amelia Revas. 
Miss Pearl Berry, Miss Rose Harp. 
Miss Grace Barker. Miss Anna Mc- 
Garry. Miss Lota Gray. Miss Julia 
Smith and Miss Adelaide Smith. 

Wednesday for a visit of a month or 

-i\ weeks in Kansas City and the 

Middle West, after which they will 

return to Los .11 to 

13 on their world tour 

of a year. Under the direction of the 

man-American bank they 

will visit Honolulu, Japan. China and 

Philippines, afterward crusing to 

t-t Indies. Australia, Tasmania, 
New Zealand. Java. Sumatre and the 
Malay Peninsula, Burmah, North and 
South India. Ceylon, Egypt and Al- 
will be visited en route to 
Europe, where much time will be 
spent in a comprehensive tour. 

A partj sailing today from Sar 
Francisco on the S. S. Sierra, to the 
Hawaiian Islands, will include Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles Dixon. Miss Jessie 
Miss Agnes Dixon. Douglas 
Dixon and Clarendon B. Dyer and 
son. Byron D. Stanley will conduct 
the party. 

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. 
S. EJastman in Orange street, was 
solemnized Wednesday evening the 
marriage of their daughter, Miss 
Pauline, and Claude H. Birkett, of 
Pennyan, New York. The ceremony, 
conducted by Rev. Hugh K. Walker, 
D. D., pastor of Immanuel Presbyter- 
ian church, was witnessed by a large 
company of relatives and friends, and 
took place in the parlor 'neath an 
arch of ferns and Shaster daisies, 
from the center of which was sus- 
pended a bell of white carnations. At- 
tending the bride were Miss Helen 
Hurd, Miss Estelle Rhodes and Miss 
Ella Holmes, while little Sadie 
Hardwick, attired daintily in pink 
silk, scattered rose petals in her path- 
way, and Master John Robert Giles 
carried the ring. Courtenay Ballagh 
served the bridegroom as best man. 

For her bridal dress Miss Eastman 
had selected white crepe de Chine, 
which was braided and trimmed with 
pearl and lace passimentrie, with 
which she wore the bridegroom's gift, 
a pearl necklace with diamond pend- 
ant. The long tulle veil was caught 
with orange blossoms, and her bou- 
quet was a shower of bride roses and 
white sweet peas. Miss Hurd was in 
wdiite lingerie and carried pink 
amaryllis, and Miss Rhodes and Miss 
Holmes were in white over pink, and 
their flowers were pink rosebuds. 

Mr. and Mrs. Birkett have planned 
an extensive wedding trip through 
the North, including a visit to Yel- 
lowstone Park, on their journey to 
their home in Pennyan. 

More than 100 guests attended the 
wedding Thursday evening of Miss 
Rose Alexander, daughter of Mrs. M. 
A. Alexander of South Burlington 
avenue, and Bruce Robinson Wallace, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Wallace 
of De Long street. The ceremony took 
place at the Ebell clubhouse, where 
the most attractive appointments 
prevailed, Miss Marion McPherron of 
Hollywood and Hugh Wallace, broth- 
er of the bridegroom, standing with 
the young people. On their return 
from their wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. 
Wallace will be at home at 807 South 
Burlington avenue. 

Mr. and Mrs Erasmus Wilson left 

Mrs. William J. Chichester and 
daughter, Miss Katherine, who are at 
Cataline for the week end, have just 
returned from a stay of three weeks 
at Terminal. Mrs. Chichester is leav- 
ing the last of the month for Switz- 

Miss K itherinc will en- 
' i .-.nine. 

John R i I.eighton 

sued invitations tor 
rhursi when she will 

entertain with a musicals in compli- 
ment to her hou Miss Laura 
1 onm and for 
Miss Marjoric Burlingamc, v 
gement with Clarence E. I 
was recently announced. 

Mr. and Mr*. W. W. Orcutt anil 
children lefl Saturday in their ma- 
chine for the northern part of the 
and are planning a leisurely 
trip of several weeks. 

Mr. and Mr*. Herbert Peery tire 
located for August at 110 Vista 
Ocean Park, where they arc 
at home to friends Thursday after- 
noons and evenings. 

Mrs. Bertha Hirsch Baruch is again 
occupying her home in West Thirty- 
sixth street, after a stay of six weeks 
at Berkeley, where she attended the 
summer school, special along phil- 
osophical lines. 

Informal announcement has been 
made of the engagement of John 
Clarke Okey, son of T. W. Okey of 
this city, and a nephew of J. Bond 
Francisco, with Miss Ida L. Taylor, 
an English girl whose home is at 
Ncw T castle-on-Tyne. Mr. Oey re- 
turned only recently from studying 
art in Paris, where his bride-to-be 
was pursuing the same line of work. 

Rev. and Mrs. P. S. Bresee cele- 
brated their golden wedding anni- 
versary Monday evening, more than 
200 friends coming with congratula- 
tions and gifts suitable for the oc- 
casion. At the conclusion of a short 
program of addresses, and the pre- 
sentation of a small pumpkin filled 
with gold pieces, Dr. Bresee read the 
marriage service for Mrs. Anna Mc- 
Cary Johnson and J. D. Evans. 

Miss Anna St. John was hostess 
at her home in Ingraham street 
Wednesday at a charmingly appoint- 
ed heart party and receipt shower in 
compliment to Miss Helen Sevier. The 
guests, members of the class in 
which the guest of honor graduated 
from the Normal school, included 
Mrs. .Lily Hanson, Miss Margaret 
Smith. Miss Daisy Morrison, Miss 
Susie Wenger and Miss Anna Marie 

Mrs. R. H. Edrington of Azusa has 
announced the engagement of her 
daughter. Miss Ruth Lauretta Foss, 
and Everet E. La Fetra of this city. 
The marriage is scheduled for the 
early autumn. 

Miss Mae and Miss Aurora Arm- 
strong entertained at their home in 
Romeo street a few days since with 
a bridge and luncheon, the guests be- 
ing members of a club to which the 
hostesses also belong. 

Mrs. Benjamin F. Church and 
daughters, Miss Mabel Stuart and 
Miss Esther Church, have come from 
Redlands for the summer and taken 
apartments at 925 South Alvarado 

Mrs. J. D. Carscaden. A. D. Cars- 
caden and Miss Lillian Hazen of 
Shatto street left Tuesday for an ex- 
tended tour to Tahiti. New Zealand. 

China and 

nany American 

An interesting marriage of Tu< 

ited at the home of Mr. 

. O. Alkire. brother-in-law 


.. when Miss Mabel Culmer 

M. 1 edith bei 1 ..-orge 

II Schneider, a youni 

In thi p of a 

c pa ii rid muni!. ; ing less 

than three score Mrs. Elizabeth I''. 
•litli gave her daughter into the 
ketping of the In idi ■■■ 00m thi 1 pit 
ipal marriage rites bi ing conducted 
bj !'■ 1 U ilium Med 'i mack, dean of 
St. Paul's Pro-Cathedral. Miss Leil 
- of San Bernardino attended 
the bride while S. S. Slitt perfoi 
the same pleasant duty for the bride- 
groom. Like many another charm- 
ing 1" ide of the year. Mi-- Meredith 
chose her wedding gown "i dainty 
while lingerie, and carried a shower 
of lilies of the valley. Miss Waters 
was attired in the same fabric of a 
hue matching the liny Cecile Brun- 
ner roses that formed' her bouquet. 
Following a collation Mr. and Mrs. 
Schneider left for a motor trip of 
two weeks through the north, after 
which they will return to make their 
home at The Trebor on West Sev- 
enth street, where they will be at 
home to their friends after Septem- 
ber 1. 

Among the many avenues by which 
the sociological spirit of this twen- 
tieth century is seeking development 
and expression none are more sane or 
certain to return compound interest 
on the investment than is Mrs. Cath- 
erine Pierce Wheat's plan of teaching 
domestic science and the lighter 
forms of agriculture to the girls and 
young women in the Florence Crit- 
tenden Home in this city. Mrs. 
Wheat, who is chairman of the board 
of managers of the local Home, and 
went as delegate to St. Louis this 
summer to the National Conference 
of Charities and Corrections, was 
elected National Secretary for the 
Pacific Coast, a section where there 
are Crittenden Llomes established in 
Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San 
Jose, Reno and Los Angeles. While 
in Washington attending a confer- 
ence of co-workers in this movement, 
Mrs. Wheat was received by Presi- 
dent Taft. She visited Mrs. Kate 
Waller Barrett, National Superin- 
tendent of the Crittenden Homes, in 
Virginia, was the guest in Philadel- 
phia of Mrs. Frederick Schoaff, Na- 
tional President of the Congress of 
Mothers, and also Miss Anna Jarvis, 
whose name is associated with 
Mother's Day. Mr. Wheat and son 
met the returning traveler in Arizona, 
and the trio visited the Grand Can- 
yon before returning to Los An- 

Former United States Senator 
Steven W. Dorsey, and Mrs. Dorsey, 
are back from Europe where they 
spent four months in travel, and are 
again occupying their home in Figu- 
eroa street. One of the delights of 
their sojourn was a coaching trip 
through England. 

Herr Thilo Becker and Mrs. Becker 
will spend August in the Canadian 
mountains, returning to Los Angeles 
early in September. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Ellis, the lat- 

Europe, Alaska, Honolulu, Japan, China, Around the World 

We are agents for the Pacific Mail, Alaska Steamship Co.. North 
German Lloyd, Cunard. Hamburg American, Red Star, White Star and 
all Steamship Lines. Passports issued. 

German American Savings Bank 
D. F. Robertson, Manager Steamsihip Dept., Spring & Fourth Sts., L. A. 



ter Miss Lita Crane before her wed- 
ding July 30, are spending their honey- 
moon of a month at Lake Tahoe, and 
other points in the northern part of 
the state. On their return to Los An- 
geles they will be guests for a time 
of Mrs. Ellis' aunt, Mrs. Rose de 
Freis, at whose home in Elden ave- 
nue their marriage was solemnized. 
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis this fall will erect 
their future home on a lot in the Wii- 
shire district which was Mrs. de 
Fries' wedding gift to her niece. 

Miss Mabel and Miss Ethel Sco- 
ville of Corona are entertaining a tri- 
Kappa house party this week at their 
home, the guests who went down 
Monday including Mrs. Irvin Barret, 
Mrs. Frank B. Mathews, Miss Edna 
Staples, Miss Belle Mitchell, Miss 
Evelyn Tylor, Miss Edna Earle, Miss 
Kate Hanley, Miss Dixie Osborne, Miss 
Helen Parkins, Miss Georgia Nieman, 
Miss Mildred Hotchkiss, Miss Bessie 
Rudesill, Miss Mildred Harrison and 
Miss May Dickinson. 

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McKeigan 
have returned from San Francisco 
and are located at 478 Ellis street, 

Of interest to a wide circle of 
friends was the marriage of Miss 
Mabel Fisher and Fred H. Water- 
man, solemnized the afternoon of 
July 27 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank A. Vickery, aunt and uncle of 
the bride, in Andrews boulevard. The 
ceremony, witnessed only by immedi- 
ate relatives, was conducted by Rev. 
E. Stanton Hodgin of the First Uni- 
tarian church. Mr. and Mrs. Water- 
man will receive their friends at 228 
Benton Way after August 15. 

Society maids and matrons will as- 
sist the local bank clerks in their an- 
nual show which is to be given at the 
Auditorium, October 3 to 9, during 
the week of the bankers' convention 
when the American Banking associa- 
tion meets at Los Angeles. The long 
list of patronesses shows well known 
names, and both cast and chorus will 
be representative. Not alone the 
ranks of society but professional cir- 
cles, as well as the Los Angeles chap- 
ter of the American Institute of Bank- 
ing, have been levied upon for par- 
ticipants in the show, and there will 
be sixty girls and one hundred of the 
bank boys in the chorus. The pro- 
duction is a new 'musical comedy by 
Harry Girard, composer of "The 
Alaskan." The scene is laid in Hawaii, 
and will be presented under Mr. Gir- 
ard's personal direction. The cast is 
composed of the following members: 
Agnes Cain-Brown, in the leading 
role; Miss Hazel Runge, Miss Helen 
Sullivan of the Belasco theater, Miss 
Edith Salyer, Miss Alma Murphy, 
Miss Jesselyn Van Trump Miss Jane 
Urban, Miss Jane Metzler, Miss Iona 
Gale, Miss Vita Ramon, Miss Sherry 
Reeves, and Messrs. C. F. Seidel, 
Ray Padrick, Carroll Johnson, T. J. 
Flinn, Fred C. MacPherson, Ed. Phil- 
brook, J. B. Sherry Reeves, F. B. 
Dunwell, Henry Balfour. The com- 
mittees in charge of the affair are: 
Business managers, Geo. S. Greene 
and Warren Smith; advertising, H. C. 
Hurst, F. A. Ruenitz, E. W. Gale, Jr.; 
printing, Carroll Johnson, W. M. 
Kreim, H. Albert de Witt; fiinance, G. 
S. Greene, W. H. Lutz, Leo S. Chand- 
ler; program, Warren Smith, J. G. 
Moodie, H. E. Allen, George Carlisle, 
R. T. Van Cleave; social, Leo S. 
Chandler and Don W. Carlton; tick- 
ets, W. G. Mohr. 

One of the pleasant affairs with 
which Mrs. Erasmus Wilson was hon- 
ored just before she left for the East 
was the informal bridge given by Mrs 
W. W. Johnston, Jr., of St. James 
pak. Others present to say "farewell" 
to Mrs. Wilson were Mrs. Margaret 
Hughes. Mrs. Josephine Butler, Mrs. 
Fannie Shoemaker, Mrs. Richard D. 

Bronson, Mrs. John Powers, Mrs. 
Charles McFarland, Mrs. William Ir- 
ving Hollingsworth, Mrs. Henderson 
Hayward, Mrs. Mathew S. Robertson, 
Mrs. Edward A. Featherstone, Mrs. 
J. T. Fitzgerald, Mrs. H. M. Bishop, 
Mrs. C. Q. Stanton, Mrs. S. M. God- 
dard, Mrs. and Miss Maude Austin of 
El Paso, Tex. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Murray and 
issued cards for the wedding of their 
daughter, Miss Mabel, and George A. 
J. Howard, the ceremony, to be sol- 
emnized the morning of August 17 in 
St. Vibiana's Cathedral. The bride 
will be attended by her sister-in-law, 
Mrs. Frances Murray, Miss Mary Cun- 
ningham and Miss Joanna Slavey, and 
Edward Murray will be the best man. 

A marriage of much local interest 
was celebrated quietly Wednesday in 
San Francisco, when Miss Katherine 
Wayer, of Long Beach, became the 
bride of Charles E. Ball of Los An- 
geles and Bakersfield. Mr. Ball; mem- 
ber of the firm of F. B. Silverwood 
of this city, is resident manager of the 
Bakersfield store, and a member of 
the Jonathan club. Mr. and Mrs. Ball 
will reside in Bakersfield. 

Mrs. Gertrude Ross Harris, after an 
absence of eighteen months in Eu- 
rope, has returned to Los Angeles and 
is the guest of her parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Abner L. Ross, at their home in 
South Alvarado street. Mrs. Harris was 
accompanied from the Atlantic coast 
by her cousin, Mrs. George Morrow 
of Baltimore, who will remain with 
her Los Angeles relatives through the 
summer. Mr. Morrow, editor of the 
Baltimore Sun, will join his wife here 

Miss Emmie Luentzel, fiancee of 
Craig C. Horton, is one of the most 
popular of the brides-to-be, and is be- 
ing honored with many pleasant pre- 
nuptial events. Among friends who 
are entertaining for her is Miss Freda 
Luderman of Elden avenue, who was 
hostess Thursday afternoon at a plate 
shower. Miss Juana Lane and Miss 
Marie McManus are planning to hon- 
or Miss Luentzel with ' delightful af- 
fairs before her wedding August 31. 
"Miss Ethel Dubbs. who will serve 
Miss Luentzel as maid of honor, will 
also entertain for this popular bride- 
to-be at her home on the Palisades, 
Santa Monica. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Hines and chil- 
dren are enjoying an outing at Lake 

Mrs. Herman W. Hellman and fam- 
ily, with Mr. and Mrs. Marco Hell : 
man, have taken a cottage at Ocean 
Park for August. 

Mrs. Ira A. Campbell of San Fran- 
cisco is visiting her parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Fred E. Fay at their new home 
in Gramercy place. 

Dr. and Mrs. Arne Behr of Arling- 
ton drive, Pasadena, are en route for 
the East, and will sail in a few days 
for an absence of some length in 

A party soon to leave for the Ori- 
ent includes Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Lan- 
terman, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Newell, 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Alles, Mrs. R. 
H. McLaine, Mrs. Robert Y. McBride, 
Miss Lois Wilson, Miss Cora Boett- 
cher, Elmer Wilson, Dr. R. S. Petler, 
Dr. S. S. Crowe. They will said from 
San Francisco on the Mongolia Au- 
gust 8, 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bowles and Mr. 
and Mrs. Walter Wren motored to 
Lake Tahoe this week. 

"I should like to belong to the 
Stock Exchange," sighed the old maid. 
"I hear De^-le are squeezed there so 
constantly." — Town Tonics. 

The Jester's Bells 

Not to Overdo It 

Lily — "I'se gwine to a sprize party 
tonight, Miss Sally." 

Miss Sally — "What will you take 
for a present?" 

Lily — "Well, we didn' cal'late on 
takin' no present. Yo' see, we don' 
want to sprize 'em too much." — 
Brooklyn Life. 

The One to Be Pitied 

A tender-hearted little girl was 
looking at a picture of Daniel in the 
lions' den. She suddenly began to 
cry, whereupon her mother said: 

"Are you crying for the poor man, 

"No; I'm crying for that little lion 
over there in the corner. He isn't 
going to get any at all." — Harper's 

Passing the Time 

The Scotchman could not find his 
ticket. On the conductor's second 
round it was still missing. "What's 
that in your mouth?" he asked. Sure 
enough, there was the missing ticket. 
The conductor punched it and went 
his way. "Ah, we'el," said Sandy, in 
reply to his fellow passengers' banter, 
"I'm nae sae absent-minded as ye 
wad think. Yon was a vera auld 
ticket an' I was jist sucken aff the 
date." — Success. 

An Ungallant Toast 
At the dedication of a new fire en- 
gine in a little town on the Massa- 
chusetts coast, the following toast 
was proposed: "May she be like the 
dear old maids of our village; al- 
ways ready, but never called for." — 

A Bird in the Hand 

He — "Be this the Woman's Ex- 

She— "Yes." 

He — "Be you the woman?" 

She — "Yes." 

He — "H'm! Then I guess I'll keep 
my Sal." — Harper's Bazaar. 


"I see you only have one chair in 
the kitchen, Mary. I must get an- 
other for you." 

"You needn't mind, ma'am. I have 
none but gentlemen callers." — Buffalo 


"This palpitating age calls for men 
who have convictions," declared the 
orator in the park. "Where, I ask, 
shall we find them?" 

"In prisons." called out a man in 
the crowd. — Scraps. 

Explained at Last 

Neal Ball, the only player in the 
major baseball leagues who ever 
made a triple play unassisted, that is, 
put out three men in one play, is 
convinced that women are more in- 
telligent on the average than men, but 
is equally convinced that they do not 
understand baseball. Accordingly, 
when he talks baseball to a woman, 
he adopts a light, facetious tone. "A 
woman once said to me," he tells the 
story, "I love baseball, Mr. Ball. I 
love especially to watch the man at 
the bat. It is so cute, too, the way 
he keeps hitting the ground gently 
with the bat's end. Why does he do 
that, though?' 'Well, you see, ma- 
dam,' I said, 'the worms have an an- 
noying habit of coming up to see 
who's batting, and that naturally puts 
a man out a bit; so he just taps them 
on the head lightly, and down they 
go.'" — Christian Work and Evan- 

Market Rates 

Considerate Motorist — "I'm awfully 
sorry I knocked you down — hope you 
aren't hurt. Now, what can I give 

Yokel — "Well, zur, 'ow much do 'ee 
generally give?" — Tit-Bits. 

Poor Thompson 

Henry James, the noted novelist, 
does not agree with Colonel Roose- 
velt on the question of large fami- 
lies. Small families, such as prevail 
in France, indicate to Mr. James" 
mind intelligence and progress, while 
large families indicate the reverse. 

"Large families are so embarrass- 
ing, too," said Mr. James, on his last 
American visit. "I once knew a man 
named Thompson who had fourteen 
children. Thompson agreed, _ one 
Spring holiday, to take his children 
to the seashore for the week end. 

"They set off, reached the station, 
got their tickets and were about to 
board the train, when Thompson was 
roughly collared by a policeman. 

"'Here, wot a' you bin a-doin' of?' 
the policeman growled fiercely. 

"'Me? Nothing. Why?' stam- 
mered poor Thompson. 

"The policeman waved his trunch- 
eon toward the Thompson family. 

" 'Then wot the blazes,' he hissed, 
'is this crowd a-follcrin' ye fur?'" — 
New York Tribune. 

Just as Easy 

Nervous Lady (on her first ocean 
voyaq-e) — And captain, what in the 
world would you do if "our crew 
sudrlpi- 1 'Hnied? 

-ri.„ „; n (smiling) — Simplv 

write a "He!" Wanted — Male" ad and 
hand it to the wireless oierator. — 

She Wanted Credit 

Freedom of the will is a doctrine 
which children can understand and 
appreciate. The little girl in this 
story from "M. A. P." was not willing 
to have all her naughty ingenuity 
ascribed to supernatural sources. 

"It was Satan," said a mother to 
one of her children, "who put it into 
your head to pull Elsie's hair." 

"Perhaps it was," replied the little 
girl, "but kicking her shins was my 
own idea." 

Postal Reform Needed 

Tailor — The postal service is in a 
wretched condition. 

Friend — Never noticed it. 

Tailor — Well I have. During last 
month I sent out one hundred and 
eighty statements of account, with re- 
quests for immediate payment, and, 
so far as I can learn, not more than 
two of my customers received their 
letters. — Chicago News. 

Painless Punishment 
One day a dentist had occasion to 
punish his five-year-old son for dis- 
obedience. As he picked up the rod 
the little fellow said: 

"Papa, won't you please give me 
gas first?" — Judy. 

"Came into a fortune, didn't he?" 
"Yes, a big one." "What's he doin' 
these <fpve?" "He has become inter- 
ested in settlement work." "Well, that 
ought to keep him occupied for 
awhile; he owed everybodv." — Hous- 
ton Post. 

"But will your father give his con- 
sent?" "Don't worry about thai. 
Father is not going to waste his time 
opposing a summer engagement." — 
Louisville Courier-Journal. 



Across this dark warp of unplcas- 

>' dramatist has thrown 

of humor, tendi 
i, bui tiuy all elude Miss 
Harned's perception and reach the 
audience divested of brightness 
sparkle. It would seem that Pi 
ii May a pure n 
■ Fall is largely the result of cir- 
cumstances, but the Harned inter- 

tion presents "Iris" a 
s.iu it heart long before she became 
"in in fact. The play drags it 
dious length tin and it 

nlj ni the final scene that the 
star's personality reaches over the 
The costuming is effective, being 
i.illy beautiful in the drawing- 
room scene. Howard Hickman gives 
a characterization so good that it 
may be compared justly to a fine 
etching, in the part of Croker liar- 
ton, whose dog-like devotion fol- 
lows tris always through good report 
or ill. David Hartford is the dynamic 
force in the play, making of "Fred- 
erick Mallonado," the passonate, half- 
Oriental lover, a pronounced suc- 

Monday night, when I saw the play 
faults of enunciation and too rapid 
utterance prevented much of the con- 
versation from getting past the sixth 
row of seats in the orchestra. 

M. N. F. B. 

Fanny Rice, Orpheum Next Week 

"Little Johnnie Jones." 

"Little Johnnie Jones," the Bur- 
banke offering for the week, proves 
in acceptable presentation of the old 
Cohan favorite, with some attendant 
surprises. The greatest of these is 
Miss Marjorie Rambeou's chic, spark- 
ling charm in the role of Goldie 
Gates, whose masquerade in the 
swagger masculine attire of the Earl 
of Bloomsbury gives her opportunity 
to desert her femininity for the as- 
sertiveness of the dashing sport. Miss 
Rambeau's handling of this comedy 
bit alone evidences remarkable ver- 
satility, and add to this her appealing 
rendition of "Good-bye Flo," and her 
breezy dance when, stunningly gown- 
ed and French-accented, she sings "A 
Girl I Know" with Percy Bronson, 
and you have musical comedy at its 
best. But Miss Rambeau constitutes 
the main delight of the piece, though 
Mr. Bronson is a well-appearing, 
likable and not too officious Johnnie 
Jones. His pleasing tenor is heard to 
advantage in "Yankee Doodle Boy,".. 
"Give My Regards to Broadway" and 
"A Girl I Know," and it's a pity that 
he insists upon making a pessimistic 
monologue of "Life's a Funny Propo- 
sition After All," and thus undoing 
his own tunefulness. 

The rest of the performance is, it 
must be confessed, somewhat flat and 
inane, as the ancient cracks about 
"twenty-three" and "mean disposi- 
tions" constitute the witticism of the 
book, alas! Peter Lang, as the con- 
vival Wilson, appears to please, and 
Jane Urban enlivens "Call Me Up 
Some Rainy Afternoon" with light- 
footed dancing. The others of the 
cast are faithful to the author's none 
too high intentions, but no particu- 
larly distinctive work can be noted. 
The settings arc adequate enough to 

escape censure. The chorus try con- 
scientiously, but — oh, well, life's too 
short to knock! 

Dorothy Russell Lewis. 

"Iris" at the Majestic 
Pinero's sordid drama. "Iris," be- 
ing presented this week at the Ma- 
jestic by Virginia Harned and her 
company, serves to revive the vexed 
question. "Why is a problem play." 
and so far as the efforts of Miss 
Harned and her associates are con- 
cerned, the world is not one whit the 

"Iris" is the reverse of entertain- 
ing, is not instructive, and an atmos- 
phere of mental or moral stimulus is 
entirely lacking, while the name role 
in Miss Harned's hands, loses any 
clear cut lines the author may have 
drawn, becoming inane and exceed- 
ingly commonplace — not bad enough 
cither to shock "the unco guid" or 
to interest the purient. 

Complex in neither character nor 
action, "Iris" tells quite baldly the re- 
pulsive story of a fascinating, luxury 
loving and sensuous woman, in whose 
veins flows the thick white fluid of 
self-indulgence, and who, in reaching 
eagerly for both love and wealth after 
the Fates have ruled that she may 
have but one. loses both. She is won 
in turn by two men, but the first, 
whom she loves, returns after several 
m.iis' absence, during which he has 
been earning a home for her, and will 
accept neither her explanation nor her 
repentance when he learns of her dis- 
loyalty to him, even though she is 
saved from starvation thereby; while 
the second man, to whom she sold 
herself, but who nevertheless has 
wished to wed her, turns her into the 
street after hearing her plead with his 
rival for forgiveness (Curtain.) 

intelli Lovers of animal* 

ford t" miss seeing the co- 


Six n'rl> in an imitation of Loie 

Fuller's scarf dances with colored 

light effects close the bill. 

is bronze 
statues, Annabel Whit J in 

Orpheum Excels. 

If the Orpheum management con- 
tinues as excellent bills as it has been 
offering for the past month, the man- 
agement will have hard work keeping 
up with the pace it has set for itself. 

Whether one wants muscular skill, 
music, drama or spectacular effects — ■ 
thev all are present. 

Will Cressey and his wife are back 
after some weeks of Southern Cali- 
fornia vacation, in a sketch of his 
called "Grasping an Opportunity." It 
is planned to show his abilities as an 
impersonator of the New England 
"Rube," in which sort of character 
he is a continued delight. 

The Morati company of five pre- 
sent selections from popular operas. 
The soprano has a fairly good voice, 
but the others are not remarkable. 

Captain Gruber has the big thing 
of the bill — a good sized elephant 
which does a variety of stunts, ably 
seconded by a beautiful horse and an 

Marjorie Rambeau in "Little Johnny 
Jones," Burbank 

her sky machine out over the audience 
— how is it managed? — and De Lion 
manipulates billiard balls. 

And, with all these, there is one 
stunt added to show how bad a 
vaudeville turn may be — just as a mat- 
ter of comparison. It is the nigger 
stunt of White and Simmons — like one 
calamity thrown in with a lot of good 
luck, just to keep a man humble. 
W. F. G. 

Levy Bill. 

The bill at Levy's Cafe Chan tan t 
next week will be opened by Suzanne 
Rocamora. This little singer has 


Beginning Monday Matinee 


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August 8 

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"Prima Donna's Honey- 
Signor Travato 

Eccentric Violinist 
Jolly Fanny Rice 

Miniature Mimic Stage 
Pringle & Whiting 

"Breaking into Vaudevil 

"The Ballet of Light" 

Loie Fuller's Co. 
Cressy & Dayne 

"One Night Only" 
Morati Opera Co. 

"Mardi Gras in Paris" 
Gruber's Elephant 

And Equestrian Review 

Orpheum Motion Pictures 

Main Street 
Near Sixth 


Beginning Sunday Matinee Aug. 7 
Second Week 
The Great Musical Comedy 

First appearance here of Peter Lang, comedian. Special engagement 

of Percy Bronson. formerly with Kolb and Dill 
Prices 25, 50, 75c. Matinees Saturday and Sunday. 10, 25, 50c. 

"Little Johnny Jones" 


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ix Star Performers — Four Events. 

defined Vaudeville 3:00 to 5:30 

6:00 to 8:00 

8:30 to 10:00 

10:30 to 12:30 

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Grill Downstairs, 40c. 11:30 to 2:00, SOc. 

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established herself in the hearts of 
the patrons of the cafe who regret 
that her stay has been so short, but 
as she has planned to tour Orpheum 
circuit, this will be her final week in 
the city. 

With the return of Rogers, Steward 
and Elwood the management of 
Levy's feel that they are presenting 
a combination of entertainers that 
have proved themselves as popular as 
any yet seen at the cafe. For their 
reappearance here they have new 
songs and the latest Broadway "hits" 
in songland. 

Bob Albright is billed as the "Male 
Melba," many of his prima donna 
imitations being done in a clear, sus- 
tained soprano, is songs are new and 
well worth going to hear. 

A dancer is always a most accept- 
able form of amusement during warm 
weather and in La Solita, whose grace 
and agility proclaim her as Spanish, 
a delightful fifteen minutes is prom- 
ised. In addition to her dancing, she 
presents several novel Spanish songs 
in their original tongue. Kammer- 
meyer will present an entirely new 
program of numbers. 

remain. The motion pictures will 
show the Elks' "White Squadron," at 
the Detroit gathering of last month, 
where they were prize-winners. 


"Little Johnny Jones," the Georgt 
M. Cohan musical comedy, will be 
given another week at the Burbank, 
beginning with the matinee Sunday. 
This production has been a surprise, 
as the members of the Burbank com- 
pany were not generally suspected of 
the possession of talent for this line 
of entertainment. 

Harmon MacGregor, Ethel Von 
Waldron, Frederick Gilbert, Jack 
Belgrave, Louise Royce, Willis Marks, 
David Landau and all the rest of the 
Burbankers are seen in full force in 
this jolly combination of music, fun 
and pretty stage pictures. 

Orpheum Next Week. 

The new headliner is Marion Mur- 
ray, remembered as one of the Mur- 
ray sisters, vocalists. Miss Marion 
has taken a departure, in that this 
season she is appearing in a comedy 
sketch, "The Prima Donna's Honey- 
moon," which requires little of her as 
a vocalist, but makes strong demands 
upon her acting ability. With a se- 
lected company she is offering a 
bright bit of fun that is one laugh 
from start to finish. Also, she is dis- 
playing some handsome gowns — al- 
ways a characteristic of hers. 

Another newcomer is Signor Tra- 
vato, the eccentric violinist. With his 
instrument held and played as or- 
dinarily one handles a 'cello, .this 
Filipino maestro plays wholly as the 
mood strikes him. His repertoire 
runs from ragtime and trick numbers 
to the classics, and the combination 
of these extremes, often in one med- 
ley, is as bizarre as it is unusual. 

Joily Fanny Rice, or the musical 
comedy stage, is putting forth an act 
called "The Miniature Mimic Stage." 
In reality it is a sort of sublimated 
puppet show, but the puppets are as 
up-to-date as could well be imagined, 
as both Taft and Teddy are included 
among them. Miss Rice thus makes 
a lot of fun, gives some entertaining 
amusement, and even offers a bit of 

Aubrey Pringle and George Whit- 
ing have combined their talents, hith- 
erto noted separately, and 'offer 
"Breaking Into Vaudeville." This 
name is, of course, merely a subter- 
fuge to cover up a lot of chatter, 
song and Datter. the name counts for 
nothing after all. But the act does- 
very heavily. 

Loie Fuller's "Ballet of Light," 
Will Cressv and Blanche Dayne in 
Mr. Cressy's newest skit, "One Night 
Only." Caot. Gruber's elephant and 
horses and the Morati opera troupe in 
a new arrangement of "Mardi Gras 
in Paris," with new selections, will 


"The Great John Ganton" will have 
its first stock company production at 
the Belasco Theatre Monday night, 
with William Yerance in the role of 
John Ganton, and the other members 
of the organization in the contribut- 
ing parts. "The Great John Gan- 
ton" served George Fawcett for star- 
ring purposes last year when the play 
was given under Shubert manage- 
ment at the Auditorium. 

"The Great John Ganton" was made 
over for stage purposes by Hartley 
Manners from Arthur Jerome Eddy's 
novel, "Ganton & Co.," and the Belas- 
co players have had the benefit of 
Mr. Eddy's personal assistance in pre- 
paring the play for its local produc- 

Torn: Ganton is the biggest of the 
Chicago stock yards operators. He is 
a hard headed business man whose 
belief is that business should and 
must come before everything else and 
even when the happiness of his son 
is in question this unyielding, all- 
conquering business man outs the dol- 
lars and cents column before his eyes 
and can see nothing else. Ganton is 
said to be a character sketch of one 
of the biggest meat-packers in the 
world, although Mr. Eddy, the author, 
confesses that he had no one in mind 
when writing the book. Ganton is 
just typical, perhaps, of the big busi- 
ness men of Chicago who have been 
brought up to regard the maxim that 
"Business is business" as vastly bet- 
ter than the Golden Rule or anything 
of the sort. 

Mr. Vivian will be seen as Allan 
Forlan, an honest, upright young bus- 
iness competitor of Ganton. Charles 
Ruggles will take the part of Gan- 
ton's son: Frank Camp will have the 
part of "Larry" Delaney, a board of 
trade operator; Mr. Andrews will be 
seen in the role of a faithful private 
secretary: Mr. Giblvn will find good 
opportunities as Jack Wilton, a young 
married man whose wife is none too 
careful of her associates; Florence 
Oakley will be seen as May Keating; 
Adele Farrington as her married sis- 
ter, Mrs. Jack Wilton; Helen Sulli- 
van as Hector Ganton, while Emma 
Lowry, a newcomer to the Belasco, 
will make her local stage debut in 
an imoortant part. 

Following "The Great John Gan- 
ton" the Belasco company will pre- 
sent for the first time in this city Lil- 
lian Russell's play of last season, 
"The Widow's Might," with Florence 
Oakley in the role created bv the 
"nueen of the American stage." Rosina 
Henley, the new ingenue of the 
Belasco organization, will make her 
first anpearance in "The Widow's 

Mr. Savace Joins the Independents 

..Henrv W. Savage has contracted 
with the Messrs. Shubert to play all 
of his attractions in the houses owned 
or controlled by them, and has defi- 
nitely withdrawn from all affiliations 
with the theatrical syndicate. He will 
utilize, by this arrangement, the Shu- 
bert theatres in the larcer cities and 
those of the National Theatre Own- 
ers' Association in the smaller cities 
and towns. Mr. Savage has been 
moved to make this radical change bv 
his puroose to offer his theatrical 
wares in the places that seem to him 
to best serve his interests and those 
of the public at large. 


"Yon are admiring my library?" said 
the collector. 

"Yes," replied Mr. Cumrox. "A dig 
library nlwavs commands my admira- 
tion and interest. It is an evidence 
of the natience nnd skill of the Ameri- 
can book agent." — Washington Star. 



City of Perennial Rest, Says "Munici- 
pal America." Persistence of the 
Vacation Spirit and Its Effect 
Upon Musical Study. 

The Eastern teacher who comes 
here to follow his profession is sur- 
prised (and his pocketbook grieved) 
at the amount of vacations scattered 
through the year that are necessary 
for the well-being of his pupils — if 
one takes their word for it. This is 
a vacation section of the country. 
For many years Los Angeles has 
been growing on oranges and climate. 
Now it has become a hustling com- 
mercial city, with more than ten 
thousand new buildings erected in 
the last year. All this may have some 
effect on the mental atmosphere . of 
the home, on parent and pupil — the 
teacher devoutly hopes so. 

In the last two decades, having 
"made their pile" somewhere in the 
East, people have come out here to 
settle down to one long vacation. 
They have worked; now in their later 
days they will play. 

Though Los Angeles hardly can be 
improved upon for Summer climate — 
as I write it is 75 at noon — everybody 
must "go somewhere" for the Sum- 
mer. They get back at the end of 
September. Music lessons begin a 
month later. December first to tenth 
they stop for Christmas — and Christ- 
mas lasts until January is near an 
end. About Easter they are "so tired 
that they really must have a vacation" 
of two or three weeks. And then at 
the approach of commencement time, 
toward the close of May, they dis- 
continue, and in June go for a vaca- 
tion. And so the circle runs. This is 
a vacation country. No wonder it 
gets into the veins of the youngsters, 
with the result that musical instruc- 
tion, I believe, in a majority of cases, 
not in all, is of a desultory character 
— and I have watched the field for ten 

But amid all this there are teachers 
who are kept busy — but not busy 
teaching. There is the symphony or- 
chestra to conduct, the municipal 
band, theatrical and concert engage- 
ments, churches to play in — a certain 
very few churches pay their organists 
enough to make it an item — and there 
are choirs and singing societies to 
conduct. These things, slowing up 
in the Summer, give their actors 
opportunity for vacations that are 

For instance, Harley Hamilton, 
conductor of the symphony orches- 
tra and the municipal band, is in Eu- 
rope "doing" the big musical festivals 
and hearing new compositions for his 
men to play. 

One of the busiest teachers has 
been Mary L. O'Donoughue, and she 

has earned a long trip to Europe. 
She says she will stay a year — if she 
can stay away from the Ellis Club 
that long. 

Mrs. E. S. Shank, one of our lead- 
ing sopranos, whom William Shake- 
speare said had a beautiful voice if 
she would but submit it to training, is 
visiting in the East, and later will 
leave for six months' study in Ger- 
many and Italy. 

Another musician to leave for Eu- 
rope is Archibald Sessions, who, with 
his mother, is seeing the sights on the 
Pacific Coast and through Canada via 
Canadian Pacific, en route to Paris 
for more organ study. He is a pupil 
of Guilmant, but this trip will also 
study in England and Germany. 

Frank H. Colby, organist and choir 
director at the cathedral and teacher 
at one of the convents, as well as 
musical and dramatic critic, will put 
in his play time this Summer at Cata- 
lina Island, where he will try to per- 
suade a motor boat to keep going 
long enough to get back to land. Like 
Josef Hofmann, Colby knows all 
about what a gasoline engine "ought" 
to do. 

J. Pierre Dupuy has taken one of 
the eight to fourteen clubs he directs 
to the Yosemite Valley to see its 
sights — or it took him? He and J. 
Batiste Poulin have coralled most of 
the clubs and choirs under their 
leadership. They wave the baton 
over a dozen (their count) and "could 
if they would" produce a musical fes- 
tival here offhand — Behymer or no 
Behymer. So there! 

While Dupuy is braving the dangers 
of the Yosemite, Poulin has been try- 
ing his allurements on the mountain 
trout. Land or water, everything is 
fish that comes to his net. 

Henri la Bonte will stay in Los 
Angeles next season, having made an 
offensive and defensive alliance with 
Henri de Gerard for the instruction 
of singers in the school of the latter. 

Le Roy Jepson has had a busy sea- 
son. What Poulin and Dupuy didn't 
catch in the way of choirs and clubs 
fell to Jepson. Mr. Jepson has taken 
a fine studio in the Blanchard Build- 
ing and will make a pianist of him- 
self this Summer, a la Bilstrobridge. 
— W. F. Gates, in Musical America. 

"Who was it that said, 'Be sure 
you're right and then ■•- ahead'?" "I 
don't know," replied Mr. Chuggins. 
"But he doesn't helon"- to the 
chauffeurs'" union in our town." — 
Washington Star. 

Blanchard Hall Studio Building 

Devoted exclusively to Music, Art, 
Science. Studios and Halls for all 
purposes for rent. Largest studio 
building in the West. For terms 
and all information apply to 
233 S, Broadway, 232 S. Hill St. Los Angeles, Cil. 




An indexed review of all action by Council, Board of Public Works. Commissions and Officials, relating to property 
improvement or of general interest. Record closes Wednesday night. 

Public Worh by Streets 
6th St.; ordinance graining perm is- 
perty owners on said 
ntral Ave. and 

• improve by grading and 

g under Spec irbing 

Adopted. This work 

nt- under private contract. 

8th St. (Wilmington); pet. from !•'. 
r the improvement of 
under private contract, 
and 134 it west of Canal St., Wil- 
mington. Ref. to is. of P. W. 

11th St.; protest from G. W. Wicks, 
el al, against assessment for im- 
provement of said street. Denied. 

1st St.. San Pedro.; from Mesa St. 
to Palos Verdes St.; pet. from E. B. 
Moores, et al, protesting ag 
change to grade. Denied. 

16th St.; pet. from T. Ffeiffer also 
from H. Hilman and Lena Wilson 
asking that he be allowed to redeem 
his property from the sale made for 
non-payment of assessment levied 
for widening of said St. without pay- 
ing the accrued penalty. Denied. 

16th St.; pet. from H. Gilman, ask- 
ing that he be remitted the penalties 
amounting to $195.61, on Lot 23. Blk. 
"C" of the Sherman Tract, for the 
improvement and widening of 16th 
St. from Pacific Ave. to Figueroa St. 
Ait ion deferred until Aug. 9th. 

16th St.; pet. from Lena Wilson, 
asking to be released from paying 
penalty on assessment on Lot 5, 
Wiesendanger Tract, for the opening 
and widening of 16th St. Action de- 
ferred until Aug. 9th. 

23rd St.; pet. from N. L. Galloway, 
asking for the enlargement of the as- 
sessment district for the opening of 
23rd St. between Compton and Long 
Beach Aves. Filed as the assessment 
therefor has been confirmed. 

24th St.; protest from John J. 
Shupe et al, against the proposed im- 
provement of the southside of said 
street from Vermont Ave. to Romeo 
St. Deferred until Aug. 9. 

24th St.; pet. from Jno. J. Shupe, 
et al, protesting against the assess- 
ment for the improvement of said St. 
between Vermont Ave. and Romeo 
St. Set for hearing Aug. 9th, and in 
the meantime referred to the City 
Eng. for report as to frontage. 

35th St.; pet. from D. L. Cram, et 
al, for the construction of a sewer 
in said street between Naomi Ave. 
and Hooper Ave. Ref. to the Bd. of 
Pub, Wks. 

35th St., Main to Olive; pet. from 
G. J. Wedgewood, et al, asking that 
a sivcr be constructed in said street. 
Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

36th St., Main to Olive; pet. from 
G. J. Wedgewood, et al, asking that 
a sewer be constructed in said street. 
Kef. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

36th Place, Main to Olive; pet. from 
G. J. Wedgewood, et al, asking that 
a sewer be constructed in said street. 
Ref. in Bd. Pub Wks. 

37th St., Main to Olive; pet. from 
G. J. Wedgewood, et al. asking that 
a sewer be constructed in said street. 
Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

37th Place, Main to Olive; pet. from 
G. J. Wedgewood. et al, asking that 
a sewer be constructed in said street. 
Ref. to Bd. Pub. Wks. 

38th St., Budlong to Wisconsin; 
final ord, of improvement. Adopted. 
40th St.; pet. from Alice G. King, 
protesting against the opening of said 
St. between Walton Ave. and the W. 
termination of 40th St. Set for hear- 
ing Aug. 9. and in meantime refer- 
red to the City Eng. 

42d St.; ord. for the opening and 
widening of said St. between Wes- 
ley Ave and Walton Ave. Adopted. 

55th St.; ordinance establishing the 

grade i ret from Xormandic 

We. t" the wesl line of the first 
alley westerly therefrom. Adopted. 

56th St.; ordinance establishing the 
grade of said street from Xormandie 
Axe, to tlie west line of the first alley 
westery therefrom. Adopted. 

Ave. 36; ordinal., establishing the 
curb lines on said street, between 
Pasadena Aye. and Carlota Blvd., 15 
feet from tile properly line. Adopted. 

Ave. 55; pet. from II. G. Lueken, 
For -tree; lights on East Ave. 55 be- 
tween the Sail Pake R. K. and the 
\ir "\o Seco. Ref. to the Bd. of Pub. 

Ave. 66; conim. from N. L. Rigby, 
relative to the dangerous condition 
of the road leading down from Ave. 
66 to Marmion Way. Ref. to the Bd. 
of Pub. Wks. 

Alley; ordinance establishing the 
grade of the first alley north of 
Stephenson Ave. from Camulos St. to 
Euclid Ave. Adopted. 

Alley; ord. for the opening and 
widening of an alley to a width of 
15 feet, extending from Griffith Ave. 
to Central Ave., between 22d and 23d 
Sts. Adopted. 

Alley;pet. from J. B. Lankershim ct 
al, protesting against the opening of 
an alley from 8th to 9th Sts. under 
Ord. No. 20,374. Set for hearing Aug. 
9, and in the meantime referred to 
the City Eng. for report as to front- 

Allesandro St.; ord. of intention to 
improve said St., between Berkeley 
Ave. and Effie St., under Bond Pro- 
visions of the Vrooman Act. Adont- 

Argyle Ave.; pet. from J. M. Rob- 
erts, for the improvement of said 
street between its northerly terminus 
and the south line of the J. M. Rob- 
erts Trart, under private sontract. 
Ref. to the Bd. of Pub. Wks. 

Alhambra Ave.; final ordinance 
changing and establishing the grade 
of said street from Mission Road to 
the east boundary line of the city.- 

Arlington St.; ordinance of inten- 
tion to improve said street between 
Adams St. and Jefferson St.. by grad- 
ing, macadamizing and oiling under 
specifications No. 79 (N. S.). curbing 
and guttering. Adopted. This work 
is to be done under the Bond pro- 
visions of the Vrooman Act. 

Bellevue Ave., from Micheltoreno 
to Hoover St.; ord. of intention to 
improve under Hammon Act. Time 
Tor hearing protests set for Aug 23d. 

Blaine St.; pet. from E. R. Craith, 
et al, protesting against the opening 
of said St. from the S. line of Con- 
necticut St. to the N. line of 11th St. 

Bixel St.; pet. from W. C. Furrey, 
et al, protesting against the proposed 
improvement of said St. between 
Crown Hill Ave. and 7th St. Set for 
hearing Aug. 9th and in the meantime 
referred to the City Eng. for re.nnr* 
as to frontage. 

Bixel St.; protest from W. C. Fur- 
rey et al. against the proposed im- 
provement of said St.. from Crown 
Hill Ave. to Seventh St. Deferred 
until Aug. 9. 

Blanchard St.; ordinance establish- 
ing the grade of said street from 
Evergreen Ave. to the east city 
boundary line. Adopted. 

Cahnenga Road Funds; pet. from 
W M. Ormsbee et al. requesting that 
their portion of the road fund for the 

Colegroye Dist., from the Calmonga 
1 bund, be immediately col- 
li uni the Supervisors, Referred 
to Sts. and Blvds. Com. 

Columbia Ave.; 2d to 6th Sts., final 
ord. for sewering. Adopted. 

Clarence St.; final ord. for con- 
struction of storm drain. Adopted. 

Crenshaw Blvd.; pet from Mrs. C. 
Klilten. et al. for the improvement of 
said street between 9th St. and a 
point 550 feci north, by private con- 
tract. Ref. to the Bd. of Pub. Wks. 

Cahuenga Ave.; ordinance estab- 
lishing the curb line on the easterly 
side of said street, between Holly- 
wood Blvd. and Ocean View Ave., at 
12.5 feet from the easterly line of said 
Cahuenga Ave. Adopted. 

Cole Ave.; pet. from A. C. Parsons, 
et al, for the improvement of said 
street between Melrose Ave. and 
Willoughby Ave., under private con- 
tract. Ref. to the Bd. of Pub. Wks. 

Crenshaw Blvd.; ordinance fixing 
and establishing the curb lines on 
each side of said street, between the 
south city boundary and Pico St., as 
they now exist, at 25 feet from and 
parallel with the respective property 
lines, and between Pico St. and the 
north line of Benton Terrace Tract, at 
20 feet (as they now exist) from and 
parallel with the respective property 
lines of said Crenshaw Blvd. Adopt- 

Carlota Blvd.; ordinance establish- 
ing the curb line on the northwesterly 
side of said street, between its termi- 
nation south of Avenues 36 and 44, 
twenty feet from the property line. 

Culver St.; pet. from Coronado Ter- 
race Co., asking that the name of 
Culver St. from 1st St. to the S. line 
of the Coronado Terrace Tr., be 
changed to Carondelet St. City Eng. 
reported: "I recommend that the pe- 
tition be granted. This change, if 
made, will necessitate the change of 
name of the present Carondelet St. 
in the N. Knob Hill Tr., which is not 
a continuation of Carondelet St. and 
has no logical right to such name. I 
therefore recommend that the name 
of Carondelet St. in the N. Knob 
Hill Tr. be changed to Crandall St., 
and that Culver St. be changed to 
Carondelet St., as requested. Re- 
ferred to Sts. and Blvds. Com. 

Downey Ave.; ord. changing and 
establishing the name of a portion of 
North Broadway to Downey Ave. 

Defrees St.; ordinance establishing 
the grade of said street from Benefit 
St. to Effie St. Adopted. 

Eleanor Ave.; pet. from Seward 
Cole, et al, for the improvement of 
said street between Vine Ave. and 
Townsend Aye., by private contract. 
Ref. to the Bd. of Pub. Wks. 

Flower St., from Santa Monica Ave. 
to 37th Place; ord. of intention to im- 
prove under the Bond provisions of 
the Vrooman Act, District Plan. 

Fairmount Ave.; pet. from Wilson 
& Wiggins, et al. for the opening of 
said street from its present terminus, 
north of Sunset Blvd. to Hollywood 
Blvd. Ref. to the Bd. of Pub. Wks. 

Francis Ave.; ordinance granting 
permission to the property owners on 
the west side of said street, from Sun- 
set Blvd. to a point 936.45 feet south- 
erly, to improve said avenue by side- 
walking. This work is to be done un- 
der private contract. Adopted. 

Guava St.: from Ave. 51 to a point 
240 ft. southwest: final ord. of im- 
provement. Adopted. 

Harbor Blvd.; cumin, from Wil- 
mington Chambi . sub- 
mitting a resolution with reference 
to tin establishment of the lines of 
the proposed "Harbor Boulevard." 
Referred to the Harbor Committee. 

Harvard Blvd.; ordinance fixing 
tablishing the curb line on each 
sub of said street, between Vernon 
Vve and the north terminus of said 
Harvard Blvd., at 15 feet from and 
parallel with the respective property 
lines. Adopted. 

Hoff St.; ord. changing and estab- 
lishing the name of a portion of Pasa- 
dena Ave. to Hoff St. Adopted. 

Hobart Blvd.; ordinance fixing and 
establishing the curb line on each side 
of said street, from Vernon Ave. to 
the north terminus of said Hobart 
Blvd., at 15 feet from and parallel 
with the respective property lines. 

Hooper Ave.; maps of the assess- 
ment district for the improvement of 
said street between 50th St. and the 
South City Boundary, under Ordi- 
nance No. 15,906 (New Series). 

Hobart Blvd.; ordinance of inten- 
tion to improve said street between 
11th St. and Pico St., by sidewalking 
each side under the provisions of the 
Johnson Act. Adopted. 

Hoover St.; report of the City Eng. 
to the Board of Public Works recom- 
mending the improvement of Hoover 
St. from 28th to Jefferson. Adopted. 

Kingsley Drive; ordinance of inten- 
tion to improve said street between 
12th St. and Pico St., by curbing and 
sidewalking each side under the pro- 
visions of the Johnson Act. Adopted. 

Lillian Way; pet. from A. C. Par- 
sons, et al, for the improvement of 
said street between Melrose Ave. and 
Santa Monica Ave. by private con- 
tract. Ref. to the Bd. of Pub. Wks. 

Lorena St.; ordinance establishing 
the grade of said street from Stephen- 
son Ave. to Venice Ave. Adopted. 

Long Beach Ave.; maps of the as- 
sessment district for the improvement 
of said street between 51st St. and 
55th St., under Ordinance No. 19,729 
(New Series). Adopted. 

La Salle Ave.; ordinance fixing and 
to the north terminus of said La Salle 
Ave., at 15 feet from and parallel 
with the respective property lines. 

Manzanita St.; ordinance changing 
and establishing the name of a certain 
street between Hoover St. and Bene- 
fit St., heretofore known as or called 
Manzanita St., or Manzanita Ave., to 
Manzanita St., and repealing a portion 
of Ordinance 4093 (New Series) in 
conflict therewith. Adopted. 

Morcom Ave.; pet. from W. E. 
Schlemann et al, for the improve- 
ment of said St. between Alvarado 
and Cerro Gordo Sts. Referred to 
B. P. Wks. 

Montana St.; pet. from J. R. Blaine 
et al. for the improvement of said 
St. between Mohawk and Waterloo 
Sts.. Bond Act. Referred to B. P. 

Mission Road; report of the Clerk 
of the Opening and Widening of 
Streets, stating that there is an as- 
sessment against Eastlake Park in the 
sum of $13,309.10 for the widening of 
Mission Road. Adopted, and said 
sum transferred from the General Ex- 
pense Fund to the Park Fund for the 
purpose of paying said assessment. 

Melrose Ave.; pet. from A. C. Par- 
sons, et al. for the improvement of 
said -treet between Vine St. and Cole 
Ave., under private contract. Ref. to 
the Bd. of Pub. Wks. 



Montana St.; pet. from J. R. Blaine, 
for the improvement of said St. be- 
tween Mohawk and Waterloo, John- 
son Act. Referred to B. P. Wks. 

Magnolia Ave.; pet. from W. VV. 
Taylor et al, for the improvement of 
said St. between Adams and 27th 
Sts. Referred to B. P. Wks. 

New High St.; ordinance establish- 
ing the grade of said street from Al- 
pine St. to Bellevue Ave. Adopted. 

New High St.; ordinance of inten- 
tion to change and establish the grade 
of said street from the north line of 
Bellevue Ave. to Temple St. Adopted. 

North Broadway; ordinance chang- 
ing and establishing the name of por- 
tions of East Buena Vista St. to 
North Broadway. Adopted. 

Olive Ave.; pet. from Seward Cole, 
et al, for the improvement of said 
street between Vine St. and Cole St., 
under private contract. Ref. to the 
Bd. of Pub. Wks. 

Pasadena Ave.; ord. changing and 
establishing the name of a portion of 
East Buena Vista St. to Pasadena 
Ave. Adopted. 

Patton St; pet. from A. B. Hawkins 
et al, for the improvement of said 
St. between Temple and Lake Shore 
Ave., Johnson Act. Referred to B. 

Roble, Ave.; City Atty. reported in 
the action brought by J. H. Smith 
against the city of L. A. to quiet 
title to a portion of Roble Ave., a 
public street, judgment was granted 
to the plaintiff quieting title against 
the city. "I believe that the action 
can be compromised and to that end 
I recommend that the matter be 
submitted to arbitration, one arbitra- 
tor to be appointed by the city, one 
by the plaintiff in the said action and 
the two to appoint a third in case 
they can not agree as to .the settle- 
ment to be made. Referred to Sts. 
and Blvds. Com. 

Stanford Ave.; ordinance establish- 
ing the grade of said street from Ver- 
non Ave. to 45th St. Adopted. 

Rose St; final ordinance changing 
and establishing the grade of said 
street from Tenth St. to 16th St. 

Santa Monica Ave.; ordinance of 
intention to improve said street from 
Figueroa St. to Hope St. by grading 
and graveling under Spec. No. 8i 
(New Series), curbing and guttering. 
Adopted. This work is to be done un- 
der the Bond provisions of the Vroo- 
man Act. District Plan. 

San Marino and St. Andrews PI.; 
pet. from R. Doolittle, et al, for an 
electric light at the intersection of 
San Marino St. and St. Andrews PI. 
Ref. to the Bd. of Pub. Wks. 

Santa Monica St.; pet. from Seward 
Cole, et al, for the improvement of 
said street between Vine St. and 
Townsend St., under private contract. 
Ref. to the Bd. of Pub. Wks. 

Toberman St., from 21st to 23d Sts.; 
fiinal ord. for sewering. Adopted. 
Mission Road; report of the Clerk of 
the opening and widening streets, 
stating that there is an assessment 
against East Lake Park in the sum 
of $13,309.10 for the widening of Mis- 
sion Road, said sum ordered transfer- 
red from the General Expense Fund 
to the Park Fund for the purpose of 
paying said assessment. 

Townsend Ave.; pet. from A. C. 
Parsons, et al, for the improvement 
of said street between Eleanor Ave. 
and Melrose Ave., under private con- 
tract. Ref. to the Bd. of Pub. Wks. 

Vermont and 39th; pet. from D. F. 
Field asking that the pond nuisance 
be abated at the N. E. Cor. Vermont 
ave. and 39th St. Referred to B. P. 

Van Ness Ave. Square; pet. from 
Oils and Metals Bank & Trust Co., 
asking that a certain alley in Van 
Ness Avenue Square be named "5th 
St." Ref. to the Bd. of Pub. Wks. 

Vine St.; pet. from Willoughby 
Cole, et al, for the improvement of 
said street between Melrose Ave. and 

Santa Monica Ave., under private con- 
tract. Ref. to the Bd. of Pub. Wks. ' 
establishing the curb lines on each 
side of said street, from Vernon Ave. 

Willoughby Ave.; pet. from A. C. 
Parsons, et al, for the improvement of 
said street between Cole Ave. and 
Vine St., under pricate contract. Ref. 
to the Bd. of Pub. Wks. 

Roads in Wilshire District; pet. 
from W. M. Ormsbee, et al, asking 
that the road fund be collected from 
the Supervisors and used on the roads 
in the Wilshire Section. Ref. to the 
Bd. of Pub. Wks. 

Western Ave.; maps of the assess- 
ment district for the improvement of 
said street from the south line of the 
city of Hollywood to the north line 
of Franklin Ave., under Ordinance 
No. 364 of the Board of Trustees of 
the city of Hollywood, as said city 
existed previous to its consolidation 
with the city of Los Angeles. Adopt- 

Wilmer St.; from 3d to 6th Sts. 
final ord. for sewering. Adopted. 

Washington St., Grand to Central; 
final ord. for paving. Adopted. 

Wilmington and San Pedro Roads; 
pet from Jos. Burkhart, for the aban- 
donment of a portion of the old 
Wilmington and San Pedro Roads. 
Referred to the B. P. Wks. 

Waring Ave.;. pet. from A. C. Par- 
sons, et al, for the improvement of 
said street between Cole Ave. and 
Vine St., under private contract. Ref. 
to the Bd. of Pub. Wks. 

Zanzita St.; ordinance establishing 
the grade of said street from Benefit 
St. to Effie St. Adopted. 


Cornwall St.; for street improve- 
ment in said street from the north- 
easterly line of Sheridan St. to a line 
drawn at right angles across said 
Cornwell St. through the northeast 
corner of Barlow St. and Cornwell St. 
Awarded to D. D. Chapman at $2.50 
per lin. ft. for re-grading, graveling 
and oiling; $3.25 per lin. ft. for grad- 
ing and graveling complete; 35c per 
lin. ft. for cement curb; 30c per sq. ft. 
for vitrified block gutter; 15c per sq. 
ft. for cement gutter; 12c per sq. ft. 
for sidewalk. Aggregate amount $6,- 

Grand Ave.; street improvement in 
said street from the northerly line of 
1st St. to the southerly line of Court 
St. Awarded to Barber Asphalt Pav- 
ing Co. at 24.9c per sq. ft. for asphalt 
paving; 36c per lin. ft. for cement 
curb; 34.1c per sq. ft. for vitrified 
block gutter; 25c per sq. ft. for ce- 
ment sidewalk. Asrgregate amount 

Isabel St.; for street improvement 
in said street from a line drawn 
parallel to the easterly line of 
Isabel St. to a point distant thereon 
335 ft. northerly from the northeast- 
erly line of Amabel St. to the north- 
westerly line of Jeffries Ave. Awarded 
to S. McCray at $4.50 per lin ft. for 
grading and graveling complete; 35c 
per lin. ft. for cement curb; 14c per 
sq. ft. for cobble gutter; 16c per sq. 
ft. for cement gutter; 35c per sq. ft. 
for vitrified block gutter; Aggregate 
amount $12,363.51. 

Main St.; for street improvement 
in said street from the north line of 
West 7th St. to the south line of 
West Ninth St. Awarded to J. O. 
Stanford, at 354c per sq. ft. for grad- 
ing and oiling complete. Aggregate 
amount $1738.94. 

Mathews St.; for street improve- 
ment in said street from a line paral- 
lel with and 840 feet southwesterly 
from the southwesterly line of 4th St. 
to the northeasterly line of 6th St. 
Awarded to Geo. R. Curtis, at $5.25 
per lin. ft. for grading and graveling 
complete; 35c per lin. ft. for cement 
curb; 16c per sq. ft. for cement gutter, 
aggregate amount $2625.80. 

Morton Ave.; for street improve- 
ment in said street from the easterly 

line of Echo Park Ave. to the west- 
erly line of Park Drive. Awarded to 
T. E. Shafer, at 15}4c per sq. ft. for 
macadam paving; $135.00 for grading 
intersection at Park Drive complete; 
35c per lin. ft. for cement curb; 16c 
per sq. ft. for cement guter; 34c per 
sq. ft. for vitrified block gutter; 
$768.00 for curb and post railing com- 
plete; $370.00 for slope walls com- 
plete; $429.00 for culverts complete at 
Avon St.; $279.00 for culverts com- 
plete at Echo Park Avenue. Aggre- 
gate amount $15,801.18. 

Rockwood St; for street improve- 
ment in said street from the south- 
easterly curb line of Union Ave. to 
the westerly curb line of Belmont 
Ave. Awarded to the Los Angeles 
Bridge & Construction Co. at 35c per 
lin. ft. for cement curb; 16c per sq. 
ft. for cobble gutter. Aggregate 
amount $1275.43. 

Street Work Under Johnson Act; 
City Eng. reported: "In accordance 
with the instructions received from 
your Honorable Body on May 24. 
1910, ordinances for the construction 
of sidewalk and curb under the Grove 
Johnson Act no longer provide for 
work within street intersections. In 
consequence of this order, it is pos- 
sible to construct sidewalk at street 
corners only by individual permits or 
by private contracts, since the recent 
.act of the Legislature prohibits work 
of this nature under the Vrooman 
Act, and the Hammon Act is not 
adapted thereto. The result will be 
that the sidewalk within curb returns 
in well-improved districts may remain 
unconstructed a number of years. 

"A particular instance exists on 
Sunset Blvd. from Marion Avenue to 
the former North City Boundary. 
Property owners have gone to great 
expense in making a presentable 
street of Sunset Blvd. Now, if the 
ordinance for sidewalking should be 
introduced under the Johnson Act 
and work within returns excepted, a 
possible hardship to property owners 
and apparent defect in street appear- 
ance will result, noticeable especially 
in the rainy season. 

"It would be practically impossible 
to force action under Permit or Pri- 
vate Contract. To attempt paying by 
requisition in isolated cases is a cum- 
bersome method, not to be recom- 
mended. I am holding several ordi- 
nances for sidewalk improvement, 
hoping that your Honorable Body 
may reconsider the order mentioned, 
or that some other satisfactory solu- 
tion of the difficulty may be pre- 

"It is estimated that the total cost 
of sidewalk work within street inter- 
sections which might be constructed 
under the Grove Johnson Act during 
the year will be $3500. This amount 
was not included in the budget esti- 
mate for the year for this depart- 

General Legislation 

Bill Boards; pet. from E. B. De La 
Matyr, et al, asking that bill boards 
recently placed at the S. W. corner of 

37th St. and the Redondo R. R. tracks 
be removed. Ref. to the Public Wel- 
fare Committee. 

Collections for Street Work; Tax 
Col. requested that hereafter the Tax 
Col. be allowed a sum equal to 1 per 
cent of the amount of collections made 
outside of the regular collections. 
This is to provide for act passed at 
last session of the legislature which 
placed the collection of certain 
classes of street improvements in the 
hands of the Tax Col. Referred to 
Finance Com. to be taken up in con- 
nection with Budget. 

City Lands; City Eng. reported: 
"In regard to the instructions of your 
Honorable Body to prepare maps 
showing the locations of the city's 
lands and any improvements thereon, 
other than lots or lands under the 
immediate jurisdiction of various de- 
partments, I have prepared maps 
showing the boundaries of said lands 
in accordance with a report to the